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
Using a polymer-based nanocarrier, a type of drug-delivery tool, researchers identified the site of the inflammation with a fluorescent marker and then delivered an anti-inflammatory drug called dexamethasone to the site.
In 2004, when Mrs. Morrison got pregnant again, her doctor mentioned a steroid called dexamethasone, or dex.
Conducting research with a drug called dexamethasone, New is studying its effects on the disease Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH).
Prenatal treatment with a drug called dexamethasone is used by some clinicians to prevent the development of abnormal genitalia.
To sum up the science-y stuff: The doctors are offering pregnant mothers a steroid called dexamethasone in an attempt to prevent congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), which can cause the development of ambiguous genitalia in female fetuses.
Onyx also has initiated a Phase III trial, known as ASPIRE, to study carfilzomib in combination with Revlimid and a low dose of dexamethasone, which is used to counteract some chemotherapy side effects, in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma.
The most commonly used corticosteroid is dexamethasone, which is highly effective.
This child was given an oral steroid medication called dexamethasone as well as a saline mist treatment in urgent care.
Noguchi says other studies have shown that the synthetic steroid - called dexamethasone (usually used postnatally) - causes later motor and cognitive problems in children.
So we physically added a corticosteroid called dexamethasone into this formulation.