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Anti-inflammatory drugs


Anti-inflammatory drugs is a drug class, medical treatment.

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society (2015)

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

Anti-inflammatory drugs, or nonnarcotic analgesics, are medications used to relieve pain by reversing the inflammatory process. This class of medicines includes the broad categories of steroid-based medications and nonsteroidal anti -inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Through differing mechanisms, these drugs work to decrease the four cardinal signs of inflammation (heat, redness, swelling, pain, and loss of function) by interfering with a key chemical pathway that leads to inflammation.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Definition Anti-inflammatory drugs include steroid and nonste— roidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also called NSAIDs). Generally, they are used to relieve clinical symptoms such as > inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain. Characteristics Steroid Anti-inflammatory Drugs Steroid anti- inflammatory drugs such ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice P (1999)

by Carolyn Chambers Clark, EdD, ARNP,FAAN

Experiments have demonstrated bee venom is far more potent an anti-inflammatory agent than some currently used anti-inflammatory drugs. Important differences between bee venom and currently used anti-inflammatory drugs include the following: Bee venom acts indirectly on the problem by encouraging the body to do its own healing.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2013)

A Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics by George L. Maddox

Because the production of free radicals accompanies the inflammatory response and because some anti-inflammatory drugs have antioxidant properties, inflammation and oxidative stress must be viewed as being interrelated mechanisms (Aisen & Davis, 1997). The use of certain nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been linked to a reduced risk for the development of AD. One recent strategy in NSAID therapy has been the development of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing

and the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (see NsAID). 2. a. an anti-inflarnmatory drug. antilymphocyte serum (antilymphocyte globulin, ALS, ALG) [anti-lim-foh-syt] 11. an antiserum containing antibodies that suppress lymphocytic activity.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Muscle and Skeletal Systems and Disorders (2005)

by Mary Harwell Sayler

A 2003 article entitled “Camera Pill Reveals Damage from Anti-inflammatory Drugs” stated, “Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may damage more of the intestine than previously thought, according to images taken by a swallowable, capsule-size camera pill used in a Baylor College of Medicine study.” With endoscopy, “the tool detected small bowel erosions in 62 percent of NSAID users compared to 5 percent of non-NSAID users.” Severe damage did not occur in the ...

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