[ 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.

Origin of prednisolone

1950–55; alteration of prednisone by insertion of -ol1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for prednisolone


/ (prɛdˈnɪsəˌləʊn) /


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


[ prĕd-nĭsə-lōn′ ]


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

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