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(ăn′tē-ĭn-flăm′ə-tôr′ē, ăn′tī-)
Preventing or reducing inflammation.

an′ti-in·flam′ma·to′ry n.


(Medicine) reducing inflammation
(Pharmacology) any anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone, aspirin, or ibuprofen


(ˌæn ti ɪnˈflæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌæn taɪ-)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. acting to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
2. a medication, as aspirin, used to reduce inflammation.


A drug used to combat inflammation and so decrease pain or discomfort.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anti-inflammatory - a medicine intended to reduce inflammationanti-inflammatory - a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
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; "Cox-2 inhibitors reduce the symptoms of arthritis without endangering the stomach and kidneys"
hydroxychloroquine, Plaquenil - anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Plaquenil) used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and malaria and lupus erythematosus
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID - an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids; "NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes"
oxyphenbutazone, Tandearil - an anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Tandearil) used to treat arthritis and bursitis
Butazolidin, phenylbutazone - anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Butazolidin)
Pediapred, prednisolone, Prelone - 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, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexone, Hexadrol, Oradexon - a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation


A. ADJantiinflamatorio
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