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
Besides opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are commonly used for pain.
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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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