nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory

noun
an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids
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NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes

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  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug — noun an anti inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox 1 and Cox 2 enzymes • Syn: ↑nonsteroidal anti inflammatory, ↑NSAID • Hypernyms: ↑anti inflammatory, ↑anti inflammatory drug …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug — noun Any anti inflammatory drug, such as ibuprofen, that does not contain steroids. Syn: NSAID …   Wiktionary

  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug — see NSAID …   Medical dictionary

  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug — (Medicine) family of medications that reduce pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin production (includes aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and many others), NSAID …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug — see NSAID …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug — NSAID. A drug that decreases fever, swelling, pain, and redness. Also called NSAID …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • anti-inflammatory — noun a medicine intended to reduce inflammation • Syn: ↑anti inflammatory drug • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory drug — noun a medicine intended to reduce inflammation • Syn: ↑anti inflammatory • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory — an·ti in·flam·ma·to·ry in flam ə .tōr ē, .tȯr adj counteracting inflammation anti inflammatory n, pl ries an anti inflammatory agent (as a drug) * * * 1. adj. describing a drug that reduces inflammation. The various groups of anti inflammatory… …   Medical dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory — 1) adj. describing a drug that reduces inflammation. The various groups of anti inflammatory drugs act against one or more of the mediators that initiate or maintain inflammation. Some groups suppress only certain aspects of the inflammatory… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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