noun Pharmacology.
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.

1950–55; alteration of prednisone by insertion of -ol1 Unabridged
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prednisolone (prɛdˈnɪsəˌləʊn)
a steroid drug derived from prednisone and having the same uses as cortisone
[C20: altered from prednisone]

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prednisolone pred·nis·o·lone (prěd-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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Corticosteroids taken by mouth, such as prednisolone and prednisone, are also often used.
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