Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are members of a drug class that reduces pain, decreases fever, prevents blood clots, and in higher doses, decreases inflammation. Side effect depend on the specific drug but largely include an increased risk of gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeds, heart attack and kidney disease. The term nonsteroidal distinguishes these drugs from steroids, which while having a similar eicosanoiddepressing, anti-inflammatory action have a broad range of other effect. First used in 1960, the term served to distance these medication from steroids, which were particularly ÃÂÃ?Ã ÂmÃ?Ã?ÃÂÃ?Ã? at the Ã?mÃ? due to the cÃ Â½nnÃ Â½Ã?Ã?Ã?Ã Â½nÃÂ with anabolic steroid abuse.