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[ahy-byoo-proh-fuh n, ahy-byoo-proh-fen] /ˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən, aɪˈbyu proʊˌfɛn/
noun, Pharmacology.
a white powder, C 13 H 18 O 2 , used especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic.
Origin of ibuprofen
1965-70; by contraction, rearrangement and respelling of isobutylphenyl propionic acid, the chemical name Unabridged
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a drug, isobutylphenylpropionic acid, that relieves pain and reduces inflammation: used to treat arthritis and muscular strains. Formula: C13H18O2
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ibuprofen in Medicine

ibuprofen i·bu·pro·fen (ī'byōō-prō'fən)
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
An anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce fever or pain.
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