Meaning of PREDNISONE in English

PREDNISONE

noun Etymology: probably from pregnane (C21H36) + diene (compound containing two double bonds) + cortisone Date: 1955 a glucocorticoid C 21 H 26 O 5 that is a dehydrogenated analog of cortisone and is used as an anti-inflammatory agent, as an antineoplastic agent, and as an immunosuppressant

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