Prednisone meaning

prĕd'nĭ-sōn',-zōn'
A synthetic steroid, C21 H26 O5 , that is similar to cortisone and is used as an antiallergy, immunosuppressive, and anti-inflammatory drug.
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A chemical derivative, C21H26O5, of cortisone, but with fewer side effects, used in the treatment of arthritis and certain allergic and inflammatory disorders.
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A synthetic corticosteroid, C21 H26 O5 , derived from cortisone and used as an antiallergy, immunosuppressive, and anti-inflammatory drug.
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(biochemistry, steroids) A synthetic corticosteroid used to treat a large number of conditions.
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Origin of prednisone

  • pre(gnane) a steroid (from pregnant) d(i–) –(e)n(e) (cort)isone
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition