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piroxicam

[pahy-rok-si-kam] /paɪˈrɒk sɪˌkæm/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a white crystalline solid substance, C 1 5 H 1 3 N 3 O 4 S, used in the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Origin of piroxicam
by rearrangement and alteration of parts of its chemical name
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