prednisolone

[ pred-nis-uh-lohn ]
/ prɛdˈnɪs əˌloʊn /

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic glucocorticoid, C21H28O5, used in various forms to treat inflammation and allergies and in the treatment of acute leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, and lymphomas.

Nearby words

  1. predikant,
  2. predilection,
  3. predispose,
  4. predisposition,
  5. predistortion,
  6. prednisone,
  7. predoctoral,
  8. predominance,
  9. predominant,
  10. predominantly

Origin of prednisolone

1950–55; alteration of prednisone by insertion of -ol1

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British Dictionary definitions for prednisolone

prednisolone

/ (prɛdˈnɪsəˌləʊn) /

noun

a steroid drug derived from prednisone and having the same uses as cortisone

Word Origin for prednisolone

C20: altered from prednisone

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Medicine definitions for prednisolone

prednisolone

[ prĕd-nĭsə-lōn′ ]

n.

A synthetic steroid similar to hydrocortisone and used in various compounds as an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, antiallergic, and anticancer drug.

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