an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids

NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes


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\\ˈenˌsed also -ˌsād\ noun
Etymology: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (as ibuprofen)

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nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

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= nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

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abbr. nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, of which aspirin is the archetype

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • NSAID — nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug. * * * …   Universalium

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