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Noun: prednisone  'pred-ni,zown
  1. A dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
    - Orasone, Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten

Derived forms: prednisones

Type of: anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug, glucocorticoid

Encyclopedia: Prednisone