OBO ID: CHEBI:35475
Term Name: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • NSAID
  • NSAIDs
Definition: An anti-inflammatory drug that is not a steroid. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions. They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins.
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