A drug that is used to treat blood cell cancers (leukemias) and lymph system cancers (lymphomas). It belongs to the family of drugs called synthetic corticosteroids.

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  • Prednisolone — Systematic (IUPAC) name (11β) …   Wikipedia

  • Prednisolone — Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prednisolone — ● prednisolone nom féminin Médicament corticoïde dérivé de l hydrocortisone et possédant un pouvoir anti inflammatoire plus élevé que celle ci. ● prednisolone (synonymes) nom féminin Médicament corticoïde dérivé de l hydrocortisone et possédant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • prednisolone — noun Etymology: blend of prednisone and 1 ol Date: 1955 a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 that is a dehydrogenated analog of cortisol and is used especially as an anti inflammatory drug …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prednisolone — (= 1,4 pregnadiene 11b,17a, 21 triol 3,20 dione) Steroid with glucocorticoid action, very similar to prednisone. An effective anti inflammatory drug but with serious side efects …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • prednisolone — /pred nis euh lohn /, n. Pharm. a synthetic glucocorticoid, C21H28O5, used in various forms to treat inflammation and allergies and in the treatment of acute leukemia, Hodgkin s disease, and lymphomas. [1950 55; alter. of PREDNISONE by insertion… …   Universalium

  • prednisolone — noun A synthetic glucocorticoid steroid, similar to hydrocortisone, used as an anti inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antiallergic drug …   Wiktionary

  • prednisolone — A dehydrogenated analog of cortisol with the same actions and uses as cortisol; a potent glucocorticoid. p. acetate same uses as p.; suitable for intramuscular administration. p. butylacetate SYN: p. tebutate. p. sodium …   Medical dictionary

  • prednisolone — pred·ni·so·ló·ne s.m. TS chim., farm. steroide sintetico prodotto per deidrogenazione dell idrocortisone, rispetto al quale presenta un azione simile, ma più efficace {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1958. ETIMO: der. di prednis(one) con 5 olo e 2 one …   Dizionario italiano

  • prednisolone — pl.m. prednisoloni …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • prednisolone — [prɛd nɪsələʊn] noun Medicine a synthetic steroid resembling prednisone, of which it is a reduced derivative …   English new terms dictionary

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