prednisone


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to prednisone: prednisolone

prednisone

(prĕd`nĭsōn): see corticosteroid drugcorticosteroid drug
, any one of several synthetic or naturally occurring substances with the general chemical structure of steroids. They are used therapeutically to mimic or augment the effects of the naturally occurring corticosteroids, which are produced in the cortex of the
..... Click the link for more information.
.

prednisone

[′pred·nə‚sōn]
(pharmacology)
C21H26O5 An adrenocortical steroid drug, obtained in crystalline form, that is an analog of cortisone.
References in periodicals archive ?
Abiraterone acetate plus prednisone / prednisolone has already been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in adult men who are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic after failure of ADT in whom chemotherapy is not yet clinically indicated and in adult men whose disease has progressed on or after a docetaxel-based chemotherapy regimen.
If the steroid-sparing agents don't get patients down to 10 mg/day prednisone or below, then consider using rituximab and intravenous IgG.
The CCL11 concentration was decreased in the prednisone treated group compared with a disease control group (P 0.
Idiopathic facial nerve paralysis: a randomized double blind controlled study of placebo versus prednisone.
Acute asthma: Single-dose dexamethasone vs 5-day prednisone.
Prednisone plus cabazitaxel or mitoxantrone for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer progressing after docetaxel treatment: A randomized, open-label trial.
Researchers also explored whether the rates of complications from pneumonia or corticosteroid use differed between the prednisone and placebo groups.
Prednisone mean dosage remained the same throughout the study and did not differ between any of the comparison groups, before or after the switch (Table 1).
5 in the first trimester required neither TNF inhibitors nor prednisone during their pregnancy, and they had no abnormal outcomes.
However, since the patient had been on the steroid medication for many years and her rheumatologist wanted to taper her down on the dosage of prednisone due to the negative health impacts that it was causing such as hypertension and diabetes, all of her physicians wanted her to be off prednisone.
0)] in the rate of renal involvement between the prednisone group (3/21) and placebo group (2/19).
In these five patients the dose of prednisone was cut to half in 12 weeks.