News tagged with anti inflammatory drugs
A team of researchers led by a Boston University Biomedical Engineer has developed a new joint lubricant that could bring longer lasting relief to millions of osteoarthritis sufferers. The new synthetic polymer supplements ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism May 02, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Children and teens who get migraine headaches suffer in multiple ways, missing school and fun time with friends while waiting for the debilitating pain to subside.
Pediatrics Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Sick children, especially those with some dehydration from flu or other illnesses, risk significant kidney injury if given drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers said Friday.
Medications Jan 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust have identified the genetic mutation behind a devastating disease of the small intestine.
Genetics Jan 04, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) aggravate exercise-induced small intestinal injury in athletes, according to a study published in the December issue of Medicine & Science in Sp ...
Other Dec 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Aspirin use may decrease type of ovarian cancer, though risks of analgesic use must still be considered
A new study conducted by European researchers in Denmark suggests that regular use of pain relief medications such as aspirin, can lead to a decreased risk of serious ovarian cancer in women. This is important ...
Cancer Nov 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New research shows that women who regularly use pain relief medications, particularly aspirin, have a decreased risk of serous ovarian cancer—an aggressive carcinoma affecting the surface of the ovary. The study published ...
Cancer Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Deakin University researchers are investigating the anti-inflammatory properties of virgin olive oil to see if it as the potential to protect against the inflammation involved in muscle wasting conditions ...
Inflammatory disorders Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Daily low dose aspirin could slow the decline in brain power among elderly women at high risk of heart disease, indicates observational research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Medications Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Dr. Anglea Wandinger-Ness and Dr. Laurie Hudson were awarded a Provocative Questions grant to investigate the use of R-ketorolac against ovarian cancer. Ketorolac is an NSAID that the FDA approved for human use in 1991. They ...
Medications Sep 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Heart attack survivors who take common painkillers after a heart attack have a higher long-term risk of dying or having a second heart attack, according to a new study published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journa ...
Cardiology Sep 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 4
Scientists' discovery of an important step in the body's process for healing wounds may lead to a new way of treating inflammation.
Inflammatory disorders Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Aspirin use appears to reduce the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE), the largest known risk factor for esophageal cancer, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journa ...
Cancer Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Zebrafish, popular as aquarium fish, now have an important place in research labs as a model organism for studying human diseases.
Genetics Jul 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
A novel anti-inflammatory drug could help to improve survival in the most severe cases of malaria by preventing the immune system from causing irrevocable brain and tissue damage.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, usually abbreviated to NSAIDs or NAIDs, are drugs with analgesic, antipyretic (lowering an elevated body temperature and relieving pain without impairing consciousness) and, in higher doses, with anti-inflammatory effects (reducing inflammation). The term "non-steroidal" is used to distinguish these drugs from steroids, which (among a broad range of other effects) have a similar eicosanoid-depressing, anti-inflammatory action. As analgesics, NSAIDs are unusual in that they are non-narcotic.
NSAIDs are sometimes also referred to as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents/analgesics (NSAIAs) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIMs). The most prominent members of this group of drugs are aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen partly because they are available over-the-counter in many areas.
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