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nonsteroidal

[non-ste-roid-l, -sti-]Pharmacology
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a substance that is not a steroid but has certain similar physiological effects.
noun
  1. any such substance, especially a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, as ibuprofen.

Origin of nonsteroidal

1960–65; non- + steroidal
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nonsteroidal

(nŏn′stĭ-roidl, -stĕ-)
adj.
  1. Not being or containing a steroid.
n.
  1. A drug or other substance not containing a steroid.
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