nonsteroidal

adjective
non·​ste·​roi·​dal | \ ˌnän-stə-ˈrȯi-dᵊl How to pronounce nonsteroidal (audio) \
variants: or less commonly nonsteroid \ ˌnän-​ˈster-​ˌȯid , -​ˈstir-​ How to pronounce nonsteroidal (audio) \

Definition of nonsteroidal

: of, relating to, or being a compound and especially a drug that is not a steroid a nonsteroidal painkiller

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nonsteroid noun

Examples of nonsteroidal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Something that’s a true anti-inflammatory, such as one of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, should not be given. Yoni Heisler, BGR, "All of these coronavirus vaccine side effects are perfectly normal," 10 Mar. 2021 Many people are concerned that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen will reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, "Dear Doctor: Will all our COVID-19 precautions leave us with weaker immune systems?," 13 Apr. 2021 Something that’s a true anti-inflammatory, such as one of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, should not be given. Yoni Heisler, BGR, "All of these coronavirus vaccine side effects are perfectly normal," 10 Mar. 2021 Cannabis is a popular alternative treatment to opiates or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain management. New York Times, "How Arizona Won the Weed Legalization Race," 29 Mar. 2021 Something that’s a true anti-inflammatory, such as one of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, should not be given. Yoni Heisler, BGR, "All of these coronavirus vaccine side effects are perfectly normal," 10 Mar. 2021 It is geared towards patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis pain in the knee and hip, for whom opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs haven’t worked or aren’t a good option. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, "FDA panel to consider osteoarthritis drug tanezumab," 25 Mar. 2021 Something that’s a true anti-inflammatory, such as one of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, should not be given. Yoni Heisler, BGR, "All of these coronavirus vaccine side effects are perfectly normal," 10 Mar. 2021 Something that’s a true anti-inflammatory, such as one of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, should not be given. Yoni Heisler, BGR, "All of these coronavirus vaccine side effects are perfectly normal," 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of nonsteroidal

1952, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2021

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“Nonsteroidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsteroidal. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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nonsteroidal

adjective
non·​ste·​roi·​dal | \ ˌnän-stə-ˈrȯid-ᵊl How to pronounce nonsteroidal (audio) \
variants: also nonsteroid \ (ˈ)nän-​ˈsti(ə)r-​ˌȯid also -​ˈste(ə)r-​ \

Medical Definition of nonsteroidal

: of, relating to, or being a compound and especially a drug that is not a steroid a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug — see nsaid

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nonsteroid noun

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