Dexamethasone Definition

dĕksə-mĕthə-sōn, -zōn
noun
A synthetic glucocorticoid used to treat inflammatory disorders.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • Hexadrol
  • Dexone
  • Oradexon
  • Dexamethasone Intensol
  • decadron
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Other Word Forms of Dexamethasone

Noun

Singular:
dexamethasone
Plural:
dexamethasones

Origin of Dexamethasone

  • dexa- (blend of deca–) (hexa–) meth(yl) probably alteration of (cort)isone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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