Definition of nonsteroidal
: of, relating to, or being a compound and especially a drug that is not a steroid a nonsteroidal painkiller
Recent Examples of nonsteroidal from the Web
These popular medicines, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, work by suppressing inflammation.
The study authors advised against taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) — before working out.
Looney's kidney damage was brought on by use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication to treat a rare form of arthritis.
For example, a recent study of chronic pain sufferers found that those who took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, had nearly the same increased risk for dementia as those taking opioids.
Besides opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are commonly used for pain.
The pain relievers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are known to carry heart risks.
The study involves drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS for short.
Most people who develop the condition improve within 10 months of starting simple treatment methods, such as rest, ice, soft heel pads or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
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First Known Use of nonsteroidal
nonsteroid\(ˈ)nän-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌȯid also -ˈste(ə)r-\play
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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