OBO ID: CHEBI:8382
Term Name: prednisone Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • 1,2-Dehydrocortisone
  • 1,4-Pregnadiene-17alpha,21-diol-3,11,20-trione
  • 17,21-dihydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,11,20-trione
  • Dehydrocortisone
  • prednison
  • prednisona
  • prednisone
  • prednisonum
Definition: A synthetic glucocorticoid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant, and affects virtually all of the immune system. Prednisone is a prodrug that is converted by the liver into prednisolone (a beta-hydroxy group instead of the oxo group at position 11), which is the active drug and also a steroid.
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Ontology: Chebi
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