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Descriptions of NSAIDs

NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory agents that are not steroids. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, they have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions. They are used primarily in the treatment of chronic arthritic conditions and certain soft tissue disorders associated with pain and inflammation. They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis accounts for their analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions; other mechanisms may contribute to their anti-inflammatory effects. Certain NSAIDs also may inhibit lipoxygenase enzymes or phospholipase C or may modulate T-cell function. (AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p 1814-5)
Source: Diseases Database

Basic Information: NSAIDs

Count: NSAIDs is listed as a: treatment for 63 conditions; alternative treatment for 0 conditions; preventive treatment for 1 conditions; research treatment for 0 conditions.

NSAIDs is a type of: Anti-inflammatory drugs (211)

Treatments: list of all treatments

List of Diseases with NSAIDs as a Treatment

The following list of conditions have 'NSAIDs' or similar listed as a treatment in our database:

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  • Whiplash ... nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

List of Diseases with NSAIDs as a Preventive Treatment

The following list of conditions have 'NSAIDs' or similar listed as a preventive treatment in our database:

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