adjective Date: 1844 counteracting inflammationanti-inflammatory noun

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  • Anti-inflammatory — refers to the property of a substance or treatment that reduces inflammation. Anti inflammatory drugs make up about half of analgesics, remedying pain by reducing inflammation as opposed to opioids which affect the brain.teroidal anti… …   Wikipedia

  • anti-inflammatory — [an΄tē in flam′ə tôr΄ē, an΄tīin flam′ə tôr΄ē] adj. designating or of a medication that suppresses or reduces inflammation n. pl. anti inflammatories an anti inflammatory medication, as ibuprofen or aspirin …   English World dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory — an·ti in·flam·ma·to·ry in flam ə .tōr ē, .tȯr adj counteracting inflammation anti inflammatory n, pl ries an anti inflammatory agent (as a drug) * * * 1. adj. describing a drug that reduces inflammation. The various groups of anti inflammatory… …   Medical dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory — 1) adj. describing a drug that reduces inflammation. The various groups of anti inflammatory drugs act against one or more of the mediators that initiate or maintain inflammation. Some groups suppress only certain aspects of the inflammatory… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms anti inflammatory : singular anti inflammatory plural anti inflammatories medical a drug taken to reduce inflammation (= swelling, heat, and pain) Derived word: anti inflammatory UK / US adjective …   English dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory — noun a medicine intended to reduce inflammation • Syn: ↑anti inflammatory drug • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory — adjective used to reduce inflammation. noun (plural anti inflammatories) an anti inflammatory drug …   English new terms dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory — adj. Anti inflammatory is used with these nouns: ↑drug, ↑medication, ↑medicine …   Collocations dictionary

  • anti-inflammatory — anti in flammatory noun count a drug taken to reduce INFLAMMATION (=swelling, heat, and pain) ╾ ,anti in flammatory adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • anti-inflammatory — an·ti inflammatory …   English syllables

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