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Meaning of dexamethasone

dex•a•meth•a•sone

Pronunciation: (dek"su-meth'u-sōn", -zōn"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a crystalline, water-soluble steroid, CHFO, used in the treatment of certain allergic or inflammatory conditions, as rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, or dermatosis.
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