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Title: Mechanism of Action of Nonsteroidal Anti- Inflammatory Drugs
Authors: Osafo, Newman
Agyare, Christian
Obiri, David Darko
Antwi, Aaron Opoku
Keywords: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Inflammation
Cyclooxygenase
Pain
Fever
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Intech
Citation: Intech, 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/68090
Abstract: The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) dates back to thousands of years when man used natural sources of these agents in a lot of pain and inflammatory conditions. The tone for modern day discovery and use of NSAIDs was set with the discovery of aspirin. Today in addition to aspirin, a host of other NSAIDs of varying potency and efficacy is employed in the management of pain and inflammatory conditions. This chapter looks with key interest in the existing and evolving role of NSAIDs in therapeutics with emphasis on the current insights into their mechanism of action and side effect profiles associated with its use in pain and inflammation as well as its potential therapeutic benefits in cancer chemotherapy.
Description: An article published by Intech, 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/68090
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11237
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