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ibuprofen

[ahy-byoo-proh-fuh n, ahy-byoo-proh-fen]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a white powder, C13H18O2, used especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic.

Origin of ibuprofen

First recorded in 1965–70; by contraction, rearrangement and respelling of isobutylphenyl propionic acid, the chemical name
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ibuprofen

noun
  1. a drug, isobutylphenylpropionic acid, that relieves pain and reduces inflammation: used to treat arthritis and muscular strains. Formula: C 13 H 18 O 2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

ibuprofen in Medicine

ibuprofen

([object Object])
n.
  1. A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication used especially in the treatment of arthritis and commonly taken for its analgesic and antipyretic properties.
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ibuprofen in Science

ibuprofen

[ī′byōō-prōfən]
  1. An anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce fever or pain.
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