[an-tee-in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, an-tahy-]
- acting to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
- Pharmacology. a medication, as aspirin, used to reduce inflammation.
Origin of anti-inflammatory
First recorded in 1955–60
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Examples from the Web for anti-inflammatory
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Diana is allergic to several kinds of pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs.Diana Nyad’s Broken Dream
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Apples contain an anti-inflammatory flavonoid called quercetin, while red wine contains the flavonoid catechin.10 Power Food Combos
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As an anti-inflammatory agent, it may be thus compared with Antimony and Blood-letting.The Action of Medicines in the System
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- reducing inflammation
- any anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone, aspirin, or ibuprofen
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- Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
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- Preventing or reducing inflammation. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory drugs.
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