nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Any anti-inflammatory drug, such as ibuprofen, that does not contain steroids.

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

  • 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 — 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 drug, ↑NSAID • Hypernyms: ↑anti inflammatory, ↑anti inflammatory drug …   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

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug — Coated 200 mg Ibuprofen tablets, a common NSAID Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs, usually abbreviated to NSAIDs or NAIDs, but also referred to as nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agents/analgesics (NSAIAs) or nonsteroidal Anti inflammatory… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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

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