NSAID

noun

ˈen-ˌsed How to pronounce NSAID (audio)
 also  -ˌsād
: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (such as aspirin and ibuprofen)

Word History

Etymology

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of NSAID was in 1973

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“NSAID.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/NSAID. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

NSAID

noun

ˈen-ˌsed also -ˌsād
: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (as ibuprofen)
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