beclomethasone

beclomethasone

[bek-loh-meth-uh-sohn, -zohn]
noun Pharmacology.
a potent synthetic corticosteroid, C 28 H 37 ClO 7 , prepared as an inhalant in the treatment of bronchial asthma.

Origin:
1970–75; perhaps be(ta-) + c(h)lo(ro-) + meth(yl) + -as- (< ?) + -one

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