[ pred-nis-uh-lohn ]
/ prɛdˈnɪs əˌloʊn /
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.
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Words nearby prednisolone
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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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Medical definitions for prednisolone
[ prĕd-nĭs′ə-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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