noun Pharmacology.

a substance, C19H16ClNO4, with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic properties: used in the treatment of certain kinds of arthritis and gout.

Origin of indomethacin

First recorded in 1963; indo(le) + meth(yl) + ac(etic) + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for indomethacin



a drug administered orally to relieve pain, fever, and inflammation, esp in rheumatoid arthritis. Formula: C 19 H 16 ClNO 4

Word Origin for indomethacin

C20: from indole + meth- + acetic acid + -in
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indomethacin in Medicine




A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic drug used especially in the treatment of some forms of arthritis.
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