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 (nŏn′stĕ-roid′l) also non·ster·oid (nŏn-stĕr′oid, -stîr′-)
Not being or containing a steroid: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
A drug or other substance not containing a steroid.


(ˌnɒnstɛˈrɔɪdəl; ˌnɒnstɪəˈrɔɪdəl)
(Pharmacology) pharmacol not containing or consisting of steroids


(ˌnɒn stɛˈrɔɪd l, -stɪ-)

1. pertaining to a substance that is not a steroid but has similar effects.
2. any such substance, esp. an anti-inflammatory drug, as ibuprofen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonsteroidal - an organic compound that does no contain a steroid
diethylstilbesterol, stilbesterol, DES - synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Adj.1.nonsteroidal - not steroidal or not having the effects of steroid hormones
steroidal - of or relating to steroid hormones or their effects


adj no esteroideo
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[USA], Aug 7 (ANI): A new study suggests that a drug, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) that helps control the pain and inflammation in individuals with osteoarthritis (OA), may lead to cardiovascular side effects.
In a press release, the company said the costs would range from $50 to $115; the products currently include Aldara (imiquimod 5%) Cream ($85); Altreno (tretinoin) lotion 0.05% ($115), Atopiclair nonsteroidal cream ($75), Benzamycin topical gel (erythromycin-benzoyl peroxide gel) ($75), Biafine Emulsion Topical Cream ($50), Efudex (fluorouracil) Topical Cream 5% ($85), Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) Cream 0.1% ($75), and Retin-A (tretinoin) Cream ($95).
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory nonsteroidal solution ready for use, 6 mg / ml, 600 mg total dose, ep vial with two identical, sterile, aluminum foil lids, conditioned .
Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch, 1.3%, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is indicated for the topical treatment of acute pain due to minor strains, sprains and contusions.
Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch, 1.3%, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is indicated for the topical treatment of acute pain due to minor strains, sprains and contusions.
Taking a standard dose (325 mg) did not have the same effect, and women who regularly take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appeared to have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues examined nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use and ovarian cancer diagnosis using data from two prospective cohorts: 93,664 women in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and 111,834 in the NHS II.
The study, published in the JAMA Oncology journal, also found that other painkillers - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen - actually raise the risk of ovarian cancer.
Recently I read a medical research article showing that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, improved the effectiveness of a nonsteroidal pain medication for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.
Apparently the bottles weren't filled with laxatives, but rather naproxen sodium, which is a pain reliever and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Recent research (European Heart Journal, April) suggests an association between cardiac arrest and the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ibuprofen (Advil[R], Motrin[R]) and diclofenac (Voltaren[R], Cambia[R]).
Russell, "Gastrointestinal damage associated with the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs," New England Journal of Medicine, vol.