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nonsteroidal

[non-ste-roid-l, -sti-] /ˌnɒn stɛˈrɔɪd l, -stɪ-/ Pharmacology
adjective
1.
of or relating to a substance that is not a steroid but has certain similar physiological effects.
noun
2.
any such substance, especially a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, as ibuprofen.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; non- + steroidal
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  • If the muscle is still sore, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain.
nonsteroidal in Medicine

nonsteroidal non·ste·roi·dal (nŏn'stĭ-roid'l, -stě-) or non·ster·oid (nŏn-stēr'oid, -stěr'-)
adj.
Not being or containing a steroid. n.
A drug or other substance not containing a steroid.

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