prednisolonemedical dictionary

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A glucocorticoid with the general properties of the corticosteroids. It is the drug of choice for all conditions in which routine systemic corticosteroid therapy is indicated, except adrenal deficiency states.

Pharmacological action: steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, antineoplastic agent, hormonal, glucocorticoids, synthetic.

Chemical name: Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 11,17,21-trihydroxy-, (11beta)-

(12 Dec 1998)