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A topical corticosteroid, C24H32O6, used to treat inflammatory disorders of the skin.

[de(lta) + (hydrocorti)son(e) + -ide.]
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Intendis GmbH, part of Bayer HealthCare, has inked an agreement to acquire two prescription dermatology product lines, Desonate and NeoBenz
Three products have received Food and Drug Administration approval for use in patients aged as young as 3 months: desonide nonethanolic foam (Verdeso, Stiefel Laboratories Inc.); desonide aqueous gel (Desonate, Skin-Medica Inc.); and fluocinolone acetonide oil (Derma-Smoothe, Hill Dermaceuticals Inc.).