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Nonsteroidal is a term which is used to describe a compound that is not a steroid.

It is used in the term nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to distinguish them from corticosteroids as a class of anti-inflammatory agents.[1]

Nonsteroidal is also used to describe drugs acting on steroid receptors that are not steroid derivatives.[2][3]

List of nonsteroidal steroid receptor modulators[edit]

Examples include the following:[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Buer JK (Oct 2014). "Origins and impact of the term 'NSAID'". Inflammopharmacology. 22 (5): 263–7. doi:10.1007/s10787-014-0211-2. PMID 25064056. 
  2. ^ a b Edward J. Pavlik (6 December 2012). Estrogens, Progestins, and Their Antagonists: Health Issues. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 166–. ISBN 978-1-4612-4096-9. 
  3. ^ a b Thomas Nogrady Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Concordia University (Emeritus); Donald F. Weaver Canada Research Chair and Professor of Medicine and Chemistry Dalhousie University (27 July 2005). Medicinal Chemistry : A Molecular and Biochemical Approach: A Molecular and Biochemical Approach. Oxford University Press, USA. pp. 322–. ISBN 978-0-19-802645-7. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Miquel JF, Gilbert J (1988). "A chemical classification of nonsteroidal antagonists of sex-steroid hormone action". J. Steroid Biochem. 31 (4B): 525–44. PMID 3059055. 
  • Buijsman, Rogier; Hermkens, Pedro; Rijn, Rachel; Stock, H.; Teerhuis, N. (2005). "Non-Steroidal Steroid Receptor Modulators". Current Medicinal Chemistry. 12 (9): 1017–1075. doi:10.2174/0929867053764671. ISSN 0929-8673. 
  • Hermkens PH, Kamp S, Lusher S, Veeneman GH (2006). "Non-steroidal steroid receptor modulators". IDrugs. 9 (7): 488–94. PMID 16821162.