Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, usually abbreviated to NSAIDs, are drugs with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects - they reduce pain, fever and inflammation. The term 'non-steroidal' is used so the difference between these drugs and steroidal drugs with similar properties is distinguishable.

NSAIDS are unusual, as they are non-narcotic.

Everyone has heard of these kinds of drugs, they just may not have known it.
Ibuprofen, aspirin, and acetaminophen are the most common types of NSAIDs.
by WWIII January 01, 2007
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