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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

dexamethasone 
A synthetic adrenal corticosteroid with potent anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to binding to specific nuclear steroid receptors, dexamethasone also interferes with NF-kB activation and apoptotic pathways. This agent lacks the salt-retaining properties of other related adrenal hormones. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Desamethasone
Dexamethasonum
DXM
Hexadecadrol
Methylfluorprednisolone
US brand names:Aeroseb-Dex
Alba-Dex
Decaderm
Decadrol
Decadron
Decasone R.p.
Decaspray
Deenar
Deronil
Dex-4
Dexace
Dexameth
Dezone
Gammacorten
Hexadrol
Maxidex
Sk-Dexamethasone
Foreign brand names:Aacidexam
Adexone
Aknichthol Dexa
Alin
Alin Depot
Alin Oftalmico
Ambene
Amplidermis
Anemul mono
Antimicotico
Aquapred
Auricularum
Auxiloson
Azona
Baycuten
Baycuten N
Corson
Cortidexason
Cortisumman
Decacort
Decalix
Decameth
Dectancyl
Dekacort
Deltafluorene
Desameton
Dexacortal
Dexacortin
Dexafarma
Dexafluorene
Dexalocal
Dexa-Mamallet
Dexamecortin
Dexamonozon
Dexapos
Dexa-Rhinosan
Dexa-Scheroson
Dexa-sine
Dexinoral
Dexone
Dinormon
Fluorodelta
Fortecortin
Lokalison-F
Loverine
Millicorten
Mymethasone
Ocasa
Orgadrone
Predni-F
Spersadex
Visumetazone
Abbreviation:DM
Chemical structures:(11beta,16alpha)-9-fluoro-11,17,21-trihydroxy-16-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione
16alpha-methyl-9alpha-fluoro-1,4-pregnadiene-11beta,17alpha,21-triol-3,20-dione
16alpha-methyl-9alpha-fluoro-delta1-hydrocortisone
16alpha-methyl-9alpha-fluoroprednisolone
1-dehydro-16alpha-methyl-9alpha-fluorohydrocortisone
9alpha-fluoro-11beta,17alpha,21-trihydroxy-16alpha-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione
9alpha-Fluoro-16alpha- methylprednisolone
Fluoro-9alpha Methyl-16alpha Prednisolone