noun[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic steroid with similar properties and uses to those of prednisone, of which it is a reduced derivative.
- Her dose of prednisolone was then gradually reduced.
- Before becoming pregnant, she was advised to slowly come off some of her drugs, but to continue to take prednisolone, a steroid.
- Severe attacks of asthma are sometimes treated with a course of steroid tablets, such as prednisolone.
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