Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A corticosteroid, C24H31FO6, administered by inhalation to treat asthma and nasally to treat allergies.

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  • noun A corticosteroid often used to treat allergic rhinitis.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[flu(oro)– + (pred)nisol(one) + –ide.]

Examples

  • Examples of inhaled corticosteroids include beclomethasone dipropionate, triamcinolone acetonide, fluticasone, budesonide, mometasone furoate and flunisolide.

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