- a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory substance, C14H14O3, used chiefly in the management of certain types of arthritis and as a painkiller.
Origin of naproxen
by shortening and rearrangement of methoxy-, naphthyl-, and propionic, components of one of its chemical names
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- A drug used to reduce inflammation and pain, especially in the treatment of arthritis.
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