ibuprofen

[ ahy-byoo-proh-fuhn, ahy-byoo-proh-fen ]
/ ˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən, aɪˈbyu proʊˌfɛn /

noun Pharmacology.

a white powder, C13H18O2, used especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic.

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Origin of ibuprofen

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

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British Dictionary definitions for ibuprofen

ibuprofen
/ (aɪˈbjuːprəʊfən) /

noun

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

Medical definitions for ibuprofen

ibuprofen
[ ī′byōō-prōfən ]

n.

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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Scientific definitions for ibuprofen

ibuprofen
[ ī′byōō-prōfən ]

An anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce fever or pain.
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