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nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs

 

Definition: a large number of drugs exerting antiinflammatory (and also usually analgesic and antipyretic) actions; examples include aspirin, diclofenac, indomethacin, ketorolac, ibuprofen, and naproxen. A contrast is made with steroidal compounds (hydrocortisone or prednisone) exerting antiinflammatory activity.

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