Anti-inflammatory



acting to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
Pharmacology. a medication, as aspirin, used to reduce inflammation.
Contemporary Examples

Apparently the succinic acid in the beads has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R. Russell Saunders November 13, 2014

Apples contain an anti-inflammatory flavonoid called quercetin, while red wine contains the flavonoid catechin.
10 Power Food Combos Divya Gugnani March 17, 2010

Diana is allergic to several kinds of pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Diana Nyad’s Broken Dream Elaine Lafferty August 9, 2011

Historical Examples

As an anti-inflammatory agent, it may be thus compared with Antimony and Blood-letting.
The Action of Medicines in the System Frederick William Headland

adjective
reducing inflammation
noun
any anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone, aspirin, or ibuprofen

anti-inflammatory an·ti-in·flam·ma·to·ry or an·ti·in·flam·ma·to·ry (ān’tē-ĭn-flām’ə-tôr’ē, ān’tī-)
adj.
Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
an’ti-in·flam’ma·to’ry n.
anti-inflammatory
(ān’tē-ĭn-flām’ə-tôr’ē, ān’tī-)
Preventing or reducing inflammation. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory drugs.

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