from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic glucocorticoid used primarily in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.
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- n. A synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid hormones, having the chemical formula C22H29FO5, or a derivative thereof
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a corticosteroid drug used to treat allergies or inflammation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
dexa- (blend of deca- and hexa-) + meth(yl) + probably alteration of (corti)sone.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)