A synthetic glucocorticoid used to treat inflammatory disorders.
A synthetic glucocorticoid, C22 H29 FO5 , used in the treatment of insufficient adrenocortical function, a variety of inflammatory disorders such as arthritis and ulcerative colitis, and certain types of cancer.
(biochemistry) A synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid hormones, having the chemical formula C22H29FO5, or a derivative thereof.
Many dexamethasones act as anti-inflammatory agents.
Origin of dexamethasone
dexa- (blend of deca–) (hexa–) meth(yl) probably alteration of (cort)isone
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Dexamethasone Sentence Examples
Abstract We used clomiphene and dexamethasone in 40 infertile women to treat chronic anovulation resistant to the use of clomiphene alone.
Over the first 4-5 days 5-HT3 receptor antagonists alone or in combination with dexamethasone were superior to conventional anti-emetic regimens.
Dexamethasone A steroid drug Enterobacter cloacae An organism that is normally found in the digestive tract.
Dexamethasone is the preferred agent for systemic administration and triamcinolone for epidural injection.
This forms the basis of the ' dexamethasone suppression test ' .