prednisone

Definitions of prednisone
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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

Synonyms:
Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone
Type of:
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug
a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
glucocorticoid
a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity

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