Phlogiston vs Antiphlogistic - What's the difference?

phlogiston | antiphlogistic |

As nouns the difference between phlogiston and antiphlogistic

is that phlogiston is phlogiston while antiphlogistic is (pharmacology) a plant or remedy that reduces inflammation.

As an adjective antiphlogistic is

counteracting inflammation.



(phlogiston theory)


  • (chemistry, historical) The hypothetical fiery principle formerly assumed to be a necessary constituent of combustible bodies and to be given up by them in burning.
  • *2006 , (Philip Ball), The Devil's Doctor , Arrow 2007, p. 397:
  • *:Stahl argued that phlogiston could explain combustion, a central concern of eighteenth-century chemistry.
  • antiphlogistic



    (en adjective)
  • Counteracting inflammation.
  • Opposed to the doctrine of phlogiston.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pharmacology) A plant or remedy that reduces inflammation.