Definitions

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  • n. A substance that is not a steroid.

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  • n. an organic compound that does no contain a steroid

Etymologies

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non- +‎ steroid

Examples

  • They also had larger muscle fibers and more growth-inducing “myonuclei” in their muscle cells than the nonsteroid users.

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  • They also had larger muscle fibers and more growth-inducing "myonuclei" in their muscle cells than the nonsteroid users.

    Cheaters Do Prosper

  • Biochemical tests showed that, just like ibuprofen, aspirin, and other nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), the compound potently inhibited two enzymes in the inflammation pathway, called COX-1 and COX-2. (from the summary in Science) The question remains whether low doses of ibuprofin (or similar compounds) actually benefit health.

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  • Basically, when someone is first diagnosed with arthritis of any sort, the first line of therapy is going to be nonsteroid (ph) antiinflammatory drugs.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2002

  • On day 8 they were randomized to nonsteroid placebo or to continued prednisone at a dose maintained at 5 mg per day after six months.

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