[ dih-floo-nuh-sal ]
/ dɪˈflu nəˌsæl /

noun Pharmacology.

a substance, C13H8F2O3, used as an analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of rheumatoid diseases and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Nearby words

  1. diffusive,
  2. diffusivity,
  3. diffusor,
  4. diflorasone diacetate,
  5. difluence,
  6. difunctional,
  7. dig,
  8. dig down,
  9. dig in,
  10. dig one's own grave

Origin of diflunisal

shortening and respelling of 5-(2, 4-difluorophenyl)salicylic acid an alternate chemical name

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Medicine definitions for diflunisal


[ dī-flōōnĭ-săl′, -sôl′ ]


A salicylic acid derivative with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic actions.

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