Meaning of PREDNISONE in English

PREDNISONE

[pred.ni.sone] n [prob. fr. pregnane + diene (compound containing two double bonds) + cortisone] (1955): a glucocorticoid that is a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisone and is used as an anti-inflammatory agent esp. in the treatment of arthritis, as an antineoplastic agent, and as an immunosuppressant

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