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Definition of "anti-inflammatory" []

  • Preventing or reducing inflammation. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anti-inflammatory" in a sentence
  • "Licorice and chamomile have demonstrated long-term anti-inflammatory action similar to topical steroids without the side effects."
  • "He says there are many effective drops for eyes: mast cell stabilizing agents, antihistamines and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory eye drops."
  • "The New Brunswick, N.J., maker of products ranging from Band-Aids to the anti-inflammatory drug Remicade flexed its diversification muscles, with sales growth of pharmaceutical and medical-device products helping to offset the sales decline for the OTC drugs that have been subject to a series of product recalls since 2009 due to manufacturing-quality lapses."