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.

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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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Medical 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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