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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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betamethasone

n betametasona
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In a study of Diprolene AF Cream (betamethasone 0.05%), 32% of patients aged 1-12 years who were treated for atopic dermatitis showed evidence of HPA axis suppression.