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Preventing or reducing inflammation.
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anti-inflammatoryadjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that reduces inflammation.
noun An agent (e.g., ice, aspirin, ibuprofen) that attenuates inflammation.
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anti-inflammatoryadjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that ↓ inflammation noun An agent–ice, aspirin, ibuprofen–that attenuates inflammation. See Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
anti-inflammatoryActing against inflammation. The main anti-inflammatory drugs are the CORTICOSTEROIDS but these must always be used with caution as inflammation is usually beneficial.
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Medicine used to relieve swelling, pain, and other symptoms of inflammation.
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