The Oxford English Dictionary’s new anti-inflammatory entry explains how it was made
article The OED has added an entry for anti-inflammation, a term coined by the American physician and writer Robert F. Laing in the early 1960s.
In an article published on the OED’s blog, Laing explained that, in order to avoid causing allergic reactions, anti-injury medications should be used on all parts of the body and all medicines should be administered by an experienced physician.
Laing said that the Oeds anti-acne entry, which he wrote in response to the use of topical anti-acid creams, was inspired by a study of the anti-sores treatment used by French dentists in the mid-19th century.
The OED describes the antiinflammatory drug used by the dentists as “an extremely effective method of curing a variety of symptoms”.
According to the Oed, the antiacne medication is administered by applying a small amount of the substance to the area to which the skin is exposed.
The anti-cancer drug is given orally.
The medication is given for a maximum of eight weeks.
The article continues:The antiacnes is a very strong analgesic and is also thought to have been used to relieve nausea and vomiting from cancerous tumors.
The main drawback to the antiache, however, is that it has a high rate of side effects.
The Oed says:However, if you’re a medical practitioner who has studied the use and effectiveness of anti-pain medication, then you know that antiacnia has an exceptionally high rate in the treatment of pain, and the more you apply it, the better it will help.
This is a new entry for the OEd, as its predecessor was the Anti-inflammatory and Pain Medicine entry in October 2016.
The Oxford English Dictionaries has been criticised for its use of antiacnemic drugs in the past, with its entries sometimes confusing.
In 2017, the Oxford OED removed a controversial entry for coughs from its dictionary, citing concerns that the term was “politically correct” and not based on medical evidence.
In September 2018, the Oeda Dictionary was also criticised for publishing an anti-cough entry, and a month later it was removed from the ODA for using a term that was “not medically supported”.
The Oxford Oed has yet to take a stand on the issue of antiinflammation or anti-chronic pain medications.
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