dexamethasone

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dex·a·meth·a·sone

 (dĕk′sə-mĕth′ə-sōn′, -zōn′)
n.
A synthetic glucocorticoid, C22H29FO5, used in the treatment of insufficient adrenocortical function, a variety of inflammatory disorders such as arthritis and ulcerative colitis, and certain types of cancer.

[dexa- (blend of deca- hexa-) + meth(yl) + alteration of (predn)is(ol)one.]

dexamethasone

(ˌdɛksəˈmɛθəˌsəʊn)
n
a type of powerful steroid, used as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dexamethasone - a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug - a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"
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dexamethasone

n dexametasona
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