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antiinflammatory

 [an″te-in-flam´ah-tor-e]
1. counteracting or suppressing inflammation.
2. an agent that so acts.

an·ti·in·flam·ma·to·ry

(an'tē-in-flam'ă-tō-rē),
Reducing inflammation by acting on body responses, without directly antagonizing the causative agent; denoting agents such as glucocorticoids and aspirin.

antiinflammatory

/an·ti·in·flam·ma·to·ry/ (-in-flam´ah-tor″e) counteracting or suppressing inflammation; also, an agent that so acts.

antiinflammatory

[-inflam′ətor′ē]
Etymology: Gk, anti + L, inflammare, to set afire
1 pertaining to a substance or procedure that counteracts or reduces inflammation.
2 an antiinflammatory drug.

an·ti·in·flam·ma·to·ry

(an'tē-in-flam'ă-tōr-ē)
Reducing inflammation by acting on body responses, without directly antagonizing the causative agent; denoting agents such as glucocorticoids and aspirin.

antiinflammatory,

adj/n serves to relieve inflammation in cases, such as injury or infection; beneficial trait of some essential oils.

an·ti·in·flam·ma·to·ry

(an'tē-in-flam'ă-tōr-ē)
Reducing inflammation by acting on body responses, without directly antagonizing the causative agent; denoting agents such as glucocorticoids and aspirin.

Patient discussion about antiinflammatory

Q. Can anyone suggest a treatment for plantar fasciitis, apart from ultrasound, physio, anti-inflammatory agents? My friend has had Plantar Fasciitis for more than 1 year and has persevered with all the ususal treatments above plus lots of rest from weight-bearing and elevation.

A. Padded foot splints, silicone heels insert and special shoes (e.g. arch-supporting shoes) may also help. These are usually sold and fitted by a professional. Exercise is another important measure. Some patients benefit from avoiding walking barefoot or in sleepers but rather using shoes from the first step.

More advanced treatments include steroid-local anesthetics injections, botulinum toxin (similar to botox) injections and surgery.

The prognosis is usually favorable, and most patients achieve relief of the pain.

However, all of the above is just for general knowledge - if you have any specific question, you may want to consult a doctor.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007021.htm

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Buddlejasaponin's and saikosaponin's in-vivo antiinflammatory effects on mouse ear edema (Bermejo-Benito et al.
It was reported that the antiinflammatory effects of several agents result in the partial inhibition of inflammation-mediator release (Amadio et al.
Detailed studies are needed to clarify the mechanism(s) of the antiinflammatory effects of Hedera helix triterpene saponins.
Bermejo-Benito P, Abad-Martinez MJ, Silvan-Sen AM, Sanz-Gomez A, Fernandez-Matellano L, Sanchez-Contreras S, Diaz-Lanza AM (1998) In vivo and in vitro antiinflammatory activity of saikosaponins.
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Gilman SC, Carlson RP, Chang J, Lewis AJ (1985) The antiinflammatory activity of the immunomodulator Wy-18,251 (3-(p-chlorophenyl)thiazolo[3,2-a]benzimidazole2-acetic acid).
Insel PA (1996) Analgesic, Antipyretic and Antiinflammatory Agents and Drugs Employed in the Treatment of Gout.