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[an-tee-floh-jis-tik, an-tahy-]Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
  1. acting against inflammation or fever.
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  1. an antiphlogistic agent.
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Origin of antiphlogistic

First recorded in 1735–45; anti- + phlogistic
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Examples from the Web for antiphlogistic

Historical Examples of antiphlogistic

  • The antiphlogistic method, in the strict application of the term, is practically obsolete.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • Mrs. Dodd smiled, and proceeded to Hyperaemia, and thence to the Antiphlogistic Regimen.

    Hard Cash

    Charles Reade

  • A tendency to this may also be overcome by the use of sedatives and antiphlogistic remedies.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Associated words: phlogistic, phlogogenous, antiphlogistic, demulcent delitescence.

    Putnam's Word Book

    Louis A. Flemming

  • All antiphlogistic means have failed, such as blood-letting and the free use of evacuants.

British Dictionary definitions for antiphlogistic


  1. obsolete of or relating to the prevention or alleviation of inflammation
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  1. an antiphlogistic agent or drug
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antiphlogistic in Medicine


(ăn′tē-flə-jĭstĭk, ăn′tī-)
  1. Reducing inflammation or fever; anti-inflammatory.
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