nonsteroidal nonsteroidal

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an organic compound that does no contain a steroid
  2. (adj) not steroidal or not having the effects of steroid hormones

Usage(s):

  1. COX-2 inhibitors were designed to bypass the side effects of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, which can rip through the stomach lining.
  2. Moreover, women are less responsive than men to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen.

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