anti-inflammatory

An anti-inflammatory is an anti-inflammatory drug: a type of medicine that treats swelling and redness.

Inflammation originally meant to be consumed by flames, and these days it usually means a typre of soreness somewhere on your body that is red, feels hot, and and swells up. The anti prefix tells you that this word goes against the root, and anti-inflammatories are drugs that treat or fight against inflammation. If you have a red, swollen ankle, an anti-inflammatory might help.

DEFINITIONS OF: anti-inflammatory

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n a medicine intended to reduce inflammation

Synonyms:
anti-inflammatory drug
Types:
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Cox-2 inhibitor
an anti-inflammatory drug that fights pain and blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the activity of Cox-1; increases the risk of heart attacks
Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine
anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Plaquenil) used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and malaria and lupus erythematosus
NSAID, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids
Tandearil, oxyphenbutazone
an anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Tandearil) used to treat arthritis and bursitis
Butazolidin, phenylbutazone
anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Butazolidin)
Pediapred, Prelone, prednisolone
a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions
Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, prednisone
a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexone, Hexadrol, Oradexon, dexamethasone
a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
Celebrex, celecoxib
a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract
Cataflam, diclofenac potassium
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Cataflam)
Voltaren, diclofenac sodium
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Voltaren) that is administered only orally
Dolobid, diflunisal
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Dolobid) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
Lodine, etodolac
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine)
Nalfon, fenoprofen, fenoprofen calcium
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Nalfon) used in the treatment of arthritis and other painful inflammatory disorders
Ansaid, flurbiprofen
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Ansaid) that is administered only orally
Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, ibuprofen, isobutylphenyl propionic acid
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an antipyretic
Indocin, indomethacin
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin)
Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail, ketoprofen
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Orudis or Orudis KT or Oruvail)
Torodal, ketorolac
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Torodal) that is given only orally
Acular, Toradol, ketorolac tromethamine
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Acular and Toradol) that is administered only intramuscularly
Meclomen, meclofenamate, meclofenamate sodium
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Meclomen) used to treat arthritis
Ponstel, mefenamic acid
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug (trade name Ponstel) used to treat mild pain (especially menstrual cramps)
Relafen, nabumetone
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Relafen)
Naprosyn, naproxen
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain
Aflaxen, Aleve, Anaprox, naproxen sodium
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trademarks Aleve and Anaprox and Aflaxen) that fights pain and inflammation
Daypro, oxaprozin
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Daypro)
Feldene, piroxicam
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Feldene) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
Vioxx, rofecoxib
a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract; voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 2004
Clinoril, sulindac
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Clinoril)
Tolectin, tolmetin sodium
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Tolectin)
Bextra, valdecoxib
a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Bextra) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract
salicylate
a salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs)
Type of:
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine
(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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