nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agent

nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agent
see under drug.

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  • Ibuprofen — A non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly used to treat pain, swelling, and fever. * * * A propionic acid –derived, nonsteroidal analgesic and anti inflammatory agent. * * * ibu·pro·fen .ī byu̇ prō fən n a nonsteroidal anti… …   Medical dictionary

  • flurbiprofen — A nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agent with analgesic, anti inflammatory, and antipyretic actions, similar to ibuprofen. * * * flur·bip·ro·fen flu̇r bip rə fən n a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug C15H13FO2 used in the symptomatic treatment of …   Medical dictionary

  • sulindac — A nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agent with analgesic and antipyretic actions. S. is a prodrug which is reduced to an active drug. * * * su·lin·dac sə lin .dak n a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug C20H17FO3S used esp. in the treatment of… …   Medical dictionary

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