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prednisone

Saltos de línea: pred¦nis|one
Pronunciación: /ˈprɛdnɪzəʊn
 
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Definición de prednisone en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic drug similar to cortisone, used to relieve rheumatic and allergic conditions and to treat leukaemia.
Example sentences
  • One major reason for that is that arthritis is commonly treated with steroid drugs like prednisone.
  • Severe pain responds to the powerful corticosteroid drug prednisone, often within 24 to 48 hours.
  • We decided to treat this patient with oral prednisone and strongly suggested that the pet bird be removed, and it was.

Origen

1950s: perhaps from pre(gnane) (a synthetic hydrocarbon) + d(ie)n(e) + (cort)isone.

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