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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 to distinguish these drugs from steroids, which (amongst a broad range of other effects) have a similar eicosanoid depressing anti-inflammatory action. NSAIDs are sometimes also referred to as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents/analgesics (NSAIAs). ...

Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursa, or small sacks of oil, in the body. The bursa rest at the points where internal functionaries, like muscles and tendons, slide across bone. In the bursaÂ’s proper state, they create a smooth and almost frictionless surface over which to glide. With hundreds of them throughout the body they provide this surface for all human motion, making movement ideally painless. ...