acting to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
Pharmacology. a medication, as aspirin, used to reduce inflammation.
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How to use anti-inflammatory in a sentence
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A local vet recommended a new anti-inflammatory drug, and bought Cobber a last two months of active life.
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Occasionally the president uses anti-inflammatory medication after strenuous physical activity.
Diana is allergic to several kinds of pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs.
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-inflammatory
any anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone, aspirin, or ibuprofen
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Scientific definitions for anti-inflammatory
Preventing or reducing inflammation. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory drugs.
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