Definitions

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

  • n. A synthetic steroid, C21H28O5, similar to hydrocortisone and used in various compounds as an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antiallergic drug.

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  • n. A synthetic glucocorticoid steroid, similar to hydrocortisone, used as an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antiallergic drug.

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  • n. a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions

Etymologies

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

Blend of prednisone and -ol1.

Examples

  • For others, a low dose of steroids, such as prednisolone tablets, can help hugely.

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  • Patients were included in the trial if they were taking oral steroids such as prednisolone for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, asthma, or other chronic inflammatory disorders.

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  • Generalized urticaria - if the patient has small, itchy lumps or lesions near where the bite occurred the doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid, such as prednisolone, or an oral antihistamine.

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  • a corticosteroid such as prednisolone, in tablet form - these being the most potent form of anti-inflammatory medicine.

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  • Prednisone/prednisolone (brand names: SOLU-MEDROL, PEDIAPRED, PRELONE), steroids are given once a day in the morning.

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  • Researchers filled identical prescriptions for two common pediatric medications prednisolone (an anti-inflammatory steroid) and amoxicillin (an antibiotic) at 20 pharmacies in Colorado, Georgia and Tennessee.

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  • I had my old rescue lab, Coffee, on prednisolone sp? for several years, and she came through with no problems.

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  • A control group of 25 similar cases received prednisolone and vitamin E.

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  • For severe reactions (pain along nerves, increasing tingling, numbness or weakness, eye irritation, or painful testicles) corticosteroids (prednisolone) may be needed.

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  • However, for severe reactions that damage nerves, prednisolone is needed.

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