Meaning of anti-inflammatory in English:


Pronunciation /ˌantɪɪnˈflamət(ə)ri/


  • (chiefly of a drug) used to reduce inflammation.

    ‘These three nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce pain and fever.’
    • ‘This is of particular concern with stimulants and anti-inflammatory steroids.’
    • ‘Moreover, she was not taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin.’
    • ‘High doses of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications can sometimes ease mild symptoms.’
    • ‘The answer to many common complaints is to treat them with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers or steroids.’
    • ‘In some cases, your doctor may recommend anti-inflammatory drugs, a cortisone injection or even surgery.’
    • ‘The evidence supporting use of analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in osteoarthritis was recently reviewed.’
    • ‘If necessary, drugs such as paracetamol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were prescribed on a time contingent basis.’
    • ‘Managing symptoms with paracetamol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is usually effective.’
    • ‘Tranexamic acid and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the treatments that work best.’
    • ‘The initial goal of treatment should be to alleviate inflammation by using ice and anti-inflammatory medications.’
    • ‘Her friend recommended trying non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain relief because these drugs have no alcohol restrictions.’
    • ‘Lastly, the study looked only at the prescription of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, not at the actual intake of the drugs.’
    • ‘Successful treatment of these acute microcrystalline events depends on early use of an effective and safe anti-inflammatory drug in full dosage.’
    • ‘In these situations oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are contraindicated.’
    • ‘Pain medication consists of an opioid, a spasmolytic agent, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.’
    • ‘Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medications often used to treat asthma.’
    • ‘Eczema is treated with the use of anti-inflammatory medication such as steroids.’
    • ‘The following day she had to go to the doctor to receive anti-inflammatory tablets and painkillers.’
    • ‘Before, she constantly needed anti-inflammatory drugs and occasionally narcotic pain medication.’

nounplural noun anti-inflammatories

  • An anti-inflammatory drug.

    ‘Painkillers (such as paracetamol and codeine) or anti-inflammatories (such as ibuprofen) may help to control the pain if the symptoms are mild.’
    • ‘They refuse decongestants, non-sedating antihistamines, even nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for pain because they're afraid they'll be grounded.’
    • ‘Her general practitioner discussed the benefits and harms of paracetamol versus non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and gave her a decision aid to help her clarify her decision.’
    • ‘Common approaches to controlling pain include simple analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, acupuncture or dry needling, ice, ultrasound, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.’
    • ‘These treatments include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, immune modulators, anesthetics and alternative remedies.’
    • ‘Painkillers and anti-inflammatories can be sprayed or rubbed onto the joint.’
    • ‘The alternative with Western medicine would have been simply to prescribe both of those patients analgesics or anti-inflammatories of some sort.’
    • ‘You would think from reading that excerpt that the only anti-inflammatories available were inhaled steroids.’
    • ‘Minerva has often wondered whether advice to take anti-inflammatories rather than paracetamol for acute swelling and pain holds up.’
    • ‘After anti-inflammatories and physiotherapy, steroid injections are usually next on the menu for rotator cuff injuries.’
    • ‘Have anti-inflammatories or steroid injections been shown to be of any benefit?’
    • ‘You can take analgesics such as paracetamol, or anti-inflammatories to reduce any swelling.’
    • ‘Analgesics and anti-inflammatories relieve aches and pains and reduce fever.’
    • ‘The mechanism may be unrelated to what these drugs do as anti-inflammatories.’
    • ‘Drugs such as anti-inflammatories can cause gastro-intestinal bleeding, which also increases iron loss.’
    • ‘If aspirin doesn't work for you, other anti-inflammatories to try include ibuprofen, naproxen and keoprofen.’
    • ‘Although it's probably true that anti-inflammatories delay healing in general.’
    • ‘And I was taking anti-inflammatories, but it gave me tummy problems.’
    • ‘These anti-inflammatories, usually taken orally, can be changed into gels and applied topically.’
    • ‘There will be some discussion of natural product anti-inflammatories isolated from marine organisms.’