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nonsteroidal

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

1960–65; non- + steroidal
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Medical definitions for nonsteroidal

nonsteroidal
[ nŏn′stĭ-roidl, -stĕ- ]

adj.
Not being or containing a steroid.
n.
A drug or other substance not containing a steroid.
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