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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
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prednisone

[′pred·nə‚sōn]
(pharmacology)
C21H26O5 An adrenocortical steroid drug, obtained in crystalline form, that is an analog of cortisone.
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Abdic himself was jailed for 20 years in 2002 for war crimes against Muslims loyal to the Bosnian government by a court in Croatia, which later reduced his prison term to 15 years and released him in 2012.
Croatian Interior Ministry said in a statement that Abdic was freed from prison after spending two thirds of the term behind bars.
(19) in the Summer of 2001, over five years after the signing of the GFAP, human rights violations continued to occur involving the local citizenry, largely associated with the DNZ (90%), and the local police force, which is affiliated with the Party of Democratic Action--the primary political wing of the opposition to Fikret Abdic's former army.
For example, Fikret Abdic, the Bosniac tycoon of the huge Agrokomerc poultry business in Velika Kladusa, fought the Bosniac army to maintain control of the breakaway Bihac enclave.
Forces were then to be transferred west, as part of an attack on the Bihac enclave, where the renegade Muslim leader Fikret Abdic would be installed as a puppet.