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be·ta·meth·a·sone

 (bā′tə-mĕth′ə-sōn′, bē′-)
n.
A synthetic glucocorticoid, C22H29FO5, that occurs as a white crystalline powder and is used as a topical anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of dermatological conditions.

[Shortening of betadexamethasone : beta- + dexamethasone.]
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Translations

betamethasone

n betametasona
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For a possible preterm delivery, antenatal maternal steroid administration was achieved by two doses of betamethasone 12 mg (Celestone Chronodose; Merck Sharp&Dohme, New Jersey, USA) via intramuscular route.
These studies included methylprednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrol), triamcinolones, and betamethasone acetate/betamethasone sodium phosphate (Celestone Chronodose) (10-12).
Our study consist of two groups: Group-I included 294 women who did not receive betamethasone for fetal lung maturation, and Group-II included 389 women who were administered 12 mg betamethasone intramuscularly in a course of therapy (Celestone vial, Schering-Plough, Istanbul, Turkey).
Proparacaine HCl 0.5% (Alcaine; Alcon Couvereur Belgium) Injection Betamethasone (Celestone Cronodose; Schering Plough Spain) Fluorescein Sodium 2% (Alcon Couvereur Belgium) Artificial tears drops (Alcon Couvereur Belgium) Perkins hand held applination tonometer (Clement Clark Int.
In a second cohort study, 6 patients received a knee injection of 1 mL Celestone Chronodose (3 mg betamethasone acetate and 3 mg betamethasone sodium phosphate, comparable in anti-inflammatory and glucocorticoid potency to 32 mg methylprednisolone acetate).
(54) Of the longer-acting preparations, the most soluble and least particulate is Betamethasone sodium phosphate (Celestone Soluspan[R], Schering, Kenilworth, NJ).
A prospective, randomized, double-blind, pilot study comparing Synvisc (hylan G-F 20) and Celestone (betamethasone) injections for treatment of shoulder impingement.
At this time (28 weeks' gestation), intramuscular betamethasone (Celestone) 4 mg/ml was given for fetal lung maturity, which resulted in partial resolution and relief from the pruritus.