Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are effective as anti-inflammatory agents, analgesics, and antipyretics. Their widespread use is in large part attributable to the high prevalence of osteoarthritis and other painful musculoskeletal conditions. These compounds, however, are associated with a broad spectrum of untoward reactions, especially in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and kidney, and problems of platelet function.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Clinical Perspectives in Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - Apr 4 2002|
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