Definition of prednisolone in English:


Line breaks: pred|nis¦ol|one
Pronunciation: /prɛdˈnɪsələʊn


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic steroid with similar properties and uses to those of prednisone, of which it is a reduced derivative.
    More example sentences
    • 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.


1950s: from prednisone, with the insertion of -ol.

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