indomethacin

[ in-doh-meth-uh-sin ]
/ ˌɪn doʊˈmɛθ ə sɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

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

Nearby words

  1. indolence,
  2. indolent,
  3. indolent bubo,
  4. indologenous,
  5. indologist,
  6. indomitable,
  7. indonesia,
  8. indonesian,
  9. indoor,
  10. indoor baseball

Origin of indomethacin

First recorded in 1963; indo(le) + meth(yl) + ac(etic) + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for indomethacin

indomethacin

/ (ˌɪndəʊˈmɛθəsɪn) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for indomethacin

indomethacin

[ ĭn′dō-mĕthə-sĭn ]

n.

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

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