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Meaning of prednisone

pred•ni•sone

Pronunciation: (pred'nu-sōn", -zōn"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an analogue of cortisone, CHO, used as an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antineoplastic in the treatment of various diseases.
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