dexamethasone dexamethasone

Definition(s):

  • (n) a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation

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  • PREEMIE PROBLEM Giving the steroid dexamethasone to premature babies helps free them early from a ventilator but increases their risk of infection and can slow their growth.

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  • "The lower survival rates with the high dose dexamethasone can be attributed to disease progression as well as treatment-related toxicities," said S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center hematologist and lead investigator of the...
    on Dec 9, 2007 By: Dr Rajkumar Source: Genetic Engineering News (press release)

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