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anti-inflammatory

[an-tee-in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti ɪnˈflæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective
1.
acting to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
noun, plural anti-inflammatories.
2.
Pharmacology. a medication, as aspirin, used to reduce inflammation.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • The antibiotics are used for their antiinflammatory effects.
  • Also, some antiinflammatory medication have been linked to heart complications.
  • They are antiinflammatory, astringent, expectorant and tonic.
British Dictionary definitions for antiinflammatory

anti-inflammatory

adjective
1.
reducing inflammation
noun
2.
any anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone, aspirin, or ibuprofen
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antiinflammatory in Medicine

anti-inflammatory an·ti-in·flam·ma·to·ry or an·ti·in·flam·ma·to·ry (ān'tē-ĭn-flām'ə-tôr'ē, ān'tī-)
adj.
Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.


an'ti-in·flam'ma·to'ry n.
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antiinflammatory in Science
anti-inflammatory
  (ān'tē-ĭn-flām'ə-tôr'ē, ān'tī-)   
Preventing or reducing inflammation. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory drugs.
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