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Definition of "dexamethasone" [dexamethasone]

  • A synthetic glucocorticoid used primarily in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dexamethasone" in a sentence
  • "Using a polymer-based nanocarrier, a type of drug-delivery tool, researchers identified the site of the inflammation with a fluorescent marker and then delivered an anti-inflammatory drug called dexamethasone to the site."
  • "In 2004, when Mrs. Morrison got pregnant again, her doctor mentioned a steroid called dexamethasone, or dex."
  • "Conducting research with a drug called dexamethasone, New is studying its effects on the disease Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)."