[ahy-byoo-proh-fuh n, ahy-byoo-proh-fen]

noun Pharmacology.

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

Nearby words

  1. ibrik,
  2. ibs,
  3. ibsen,
  4. ibsen, henrik,
  5. ibsenism,
  6. ibycus,
  7. ibáñez,
  8. ibáñez, vicente blasco,
  9. ic,
  10. ica

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



a drug, isobutylphenylpropionic acid, that relieves pain and reduces inflammation: used to treat arthritis and muscular strains. Formula: C 13 H 18 O 2
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Medicine definitions for ibuprofen




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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Science definitions for ibuprofen



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