[ ahy-byoo-proh-fuh n, ahy-byoo-proh-fen ]
/ ˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən, aɪˈbyu proʊˌfɛn /
a white powder, C13H18O2, used especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic.
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
/ (aɪˈbjuːprəʊfən) /
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
[ ī′byōō-prō′fən ]
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
[ ī′byōō-prō′fən ]
An anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce fever or pain.
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