Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, generally used to treat mild to moderate pain, especially pain that has a component of inflammation (such as arthritis pain). Some people (about 10%-20% of all asthmatics) have their asthma symptoms triggered by these drugs (along with aspirin). Episodes triggered in this way can be quite severe and even life-threatening. NSAID's include such medicines as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, Anaprox), and a few related prescription medicines (such as Relafen, Daypro, Feldene, and Indocin).
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. NSAIDs are commonly prescribed for the inflammation of arthritis and other body tissues, such as in tendinitis and bursitis . Examples of NSAIDs include aspirin, indomethacin (Indocin), ibuprofen (Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and nabumetone (Relafen). See the entire definition of NSAID
An acronym to describe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin and ibuprofen. There are several of these types of drugs available over the counter, others require a physician's prescription.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, that have analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects: they reduce pain, fever and inflammation. They act by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase enzyme in the formation of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid.