Meaning of betamethasone

be•ta•meth•a•sone

Pronunciation: (bā"tu-meth'u-sōn" or, esp. Brit., bē"-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a synthetic analogue of a glucocorticoid, CHFO, used in various forms in the treatment of inflammation, allergies, and tumors, and for replacement therapy in adrenal insufficiency.
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