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A synthetic corticosteroid, C21H28O5, derived from cortisol and used as an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antiallergic drug.

[Blend of prednisone and -ol.]


(Pharmacology) a steroid drug derived from prednisone and having the same uses as cortisone
[C20: altered from prednisone]


(prɛdˈnɪs əˌloʊn)

an analog of cortisone, C21H28O5, used topically and in various other forms for treating eye and skin inflammations, allergies, and autoimmune diseases.
[1950–55; alter. of prednisone by insertion of -ol1]
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Noun1.prednisolone - a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions
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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Table 1: Generic Names of Various Forms of Glucocorticoids That Are Available in Commonly Prescribed Modications(*) Cortisone cortisone acetate Hydrocortisone hydrocortisone acetate hydrocortisone sodium phosphate hydrocortisone sodium succinate Prednisone Prednisolone prednisolone acetate prednisolone sodium phosphate prednisolone terbutate Triamcinolone triamcinolone acetonide triamcinolone diacetate triamcinotone hexacetonide Methylprednisolone methylprednisolone acetate methylprednisolone sodium succinate Dexamethasone dexamethasone acetate dexamethasone sodium phosphate Betamethasone betaniethasone acetate betamethasone sodium phosphate Flunisolide Beclomethasone Dipropionate (*) This list is not all-inclusive.