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

  • n. A synthetic glucocorticoid, C21H27FO6, used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of allergic and respiratory disorders.

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  • n. A certain synthetic corticosteroid.

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  • n. a synthetic corticosteroid (trade names Aristocort or Aristopak or Kenalog) used as an anti-inflammatory agent


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

Perhaps from tri- + am(yl) + cin(ene), a terpene (cin(eole) + -ene) + (prednis)olone.


  • However, some ophthalmologists have treated patients with eye injections of an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid called triamcinolone, though its effectiveness had not been tested in a clinical trial.

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  • It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone

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  • Although this study suggests that intravitreal injection of steroids such as triamcinolone acetonide may be useful in treating DME, further clinical trials are required to confirm this finding.

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  • Other drugs taken occasionally or briefly may cause temporary flushing; they include the antibiotic rifampin (Rifadin), the immunosuppressant cyclosporine (Sandimmune), the erectile drug sildenafil (Viagra), and the steroid triamcinolone (Aristocort).

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  • These submissions were based on clinical trials that showed gouty arthritis patients treated with ACZ885 at the time of an attack experienced superior pain relief at 72 hours and a significant reduction in the risk of new attacks over six months, compared to patients treated with the injectable steroid, triamcinolone acetonide TA1.

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  • Interestingly, HA combined with betamethasone did not demonstrate synergistic effects, whereas previous studies indicated that HA combined with another corticosteroid, triamcinolone, does.

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  • Many of these medications are based on one of the three major cortisol subtypes that consist of prednisolone, dexamethasone, and triamcinolone.

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  • The third group got laser therapy plus injections into the eye of triamcinolone, a

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  • Intrathecally, triamcinolone acetonide (TCA) was suggested to have neuroprotective efficacy on infarction volume in acute focal cerebral ischemia in rats.

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  • The DRCR Network investigators studied 854 eyes (691 participants) at 52 clinical centers across the United States, and compared four treatment modalities: ranibizumab plus prompt laser treatment, ranibizumab plus deferred laser treatment (provided at 24 weeks or later, if indicated), a coritcosteroid (triamcinolone) eye injection plus prompt laser treatment, or prompt laser treatment alone.

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