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prednisolone

[pred-nis-uh-lohn] /prɛdˈnɪs əˌloʊn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a synthetic glucocorticoid, C 2 1 H 2 8 O 5 , used in various forms to treat inflammation and allergies and in the treatment of acute leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, and lymphomas.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; alteration of prednisone by insertion of -ol1
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  • Corticosteroids taken by mouth, such as prednisolone and prednisone, are also often used.
British Dictionary definitions for prednisolone

prednisolone

/prɛdˈnɪsəˌləʊn/
noun
1.
a steroid drug derived from prednisone and having the same uses as cortisone
Word Origin
C20: altered from prednisone
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prednisolone in Medicine

prednisolone pred·nis·o·lone (prěd-nĭs'ə-lōn')
n.
A synthetic steroid similar to hydrocortisone and used in various compounds as an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, antiallergic, and anticancer drug.

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