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anti-inflammatory British & World English

(Chiefly of a drug) used to reduce inflammation

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent British & World English

= non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug British & World English

Any of a group of non-steroidal compounds having anti-inflammatory effects (chiefly inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis), used especially in the treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders, as analgesics for mild to moderate pain (of headache, dysmenorrhoea, etc.), and as antipyretics; abbreviated NSAID.

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