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Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.696.663.850.014.040.500
D27.505.954.158.030
D27.505.954.329.030
Unique ID
D000894
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000894
Scope Note
Anti-inflammatory agents that are non-steroidal in nature. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, they have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions.They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis accounts for their analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions; other mechanisms may contribute to their anti-inflammatory effects.
Entry Version
NSAID
Entry Term(s)
Analgesics, Anti-Inflammatory
Anti Inflammatory Agents, Nonsteroidal
Antiinflammatory Agents, Non Steroidal
Antiinflammatory Agents, Nonsteroidal
Aspirin-Like Agent
Aspirin-Like Agents
NSAID
NSAIDs
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Analgesics, Anti-Inflammatory (1966-1986)
Anti-Inflammatory Agents (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note
87; ANALGESICS, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY was heading 1975-89
Online Note
use ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS, NON-STEROIDAL to search ANALGESICS, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY 1975-89
History Note
87; ANALGESICS, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY was heading 1975-89
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/06/23
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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