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Definition of "prednisone" [prednisone]

  • A synthetic steroid, C21H26O5, similar to cortisone that is used as an antiallergic and immunosuppressive drug and as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. (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.

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  • "Mycophenolate mofetil (brand name: CELLCEPT), used in combination with Prograf and prednisone, is taken morning and night, with 12 hours between each dose, at the same times every day."
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  • "Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones."