nonsteroidal [nän΄ster oid′'l]
not containing a steroid

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  • nonsteroidal — also nonsteroid adjective Date: 1964 of, relating to, or being a compound and especially a drug that is not a steroid < a nonsteroidal painkiller > • nonsteroid noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonsteroidal — /non ste royd l, sti /, Pharm. adj. 1. of or pertaining to a substance that is not a steroid but has certain similar physiological effects. n. 2. any such substance, esp. a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug, as ibuprofen. [1960 65; NON +… …   Universalium

  • nonsteroidal — non·ste·roi·dal .nän stə rȯid əl also non·ste·roid ( )nän sti(ə)r .ȯidalso ste(ə)r adj of, relating to, or being a compound and esp. a drug that is not a steroid <a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug> see NSAID nonsteroid n …   Medical dictionary

  • nonsteroidal — I noun an organic compound that does no contain a steroid • Syn: ↑nonsteroid • Hypernyms: ↑organic compound • Hyponyms: ↑diethylstilbesterol, ↑DES, ↑stilbesterol …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonsteroidal — adjective That does not consist of, or contain steroids …   Wiktionary

  • nonsteroidal — adj. not of steroids …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonsteroidal — non·steroidal …   English syllables

  • nonsteroidal — non•ste•roi•dal [[t]ˌnɒn stɛˈrɔɪd l, stɪ [/t]] adj. 1) pha pertaining to a substance that is not a steroid but has similar effects 2) pha any such substance, esp. an anti inflammatory drug, as ibuprofen • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug — (NSAID) any of a large, chemically heterogeneous group of drugs that inhibit cyclooxygenase activity, resulting in decreased synthesis of prostaglandin and thromboxane precursors from arachidonic acid. All NSAIDs have analgesic, antipyretic, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug enteropathy — NSAID enteropathy, NSAID induced enteropathy intestinal irritation caused by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, usually in long term users; first there is increased permeability of the wall, and this may progress to perforations, ulcers, and… …   Medical dictionary