from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic steroid, C21H26O5, similar to cortisone that is used as an antiallergic and immunosuppressive drug and as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
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- n. A synthetic corticosteroid used to treat a large number of conditions.
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- n. a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
pre(gnane), a derivative of cholesterol + d(i-)1 + -(e)n(e) + (cort)isone.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)