mefenamic acid

[mef-uh-nam-ik, mef-]

noun Pharmacology.

a white powder, C15H15NO2, used as a mild analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic in certain types of arthritis and for the relief of moderate short-term pain due to dysmenorrhea.

Nearby words

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  2. meeting-house,
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  4. meetly,
  5. meetup,
  6. meff,
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  8. meg,
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Origin of mefenamic acid

1960–65; me(thyl) + -fen-, respelling of phen(yl) + am(inobenzo)ic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for mefenamic acid

mefenamic acid



A crystalline compound used as an anti-inflammatory drug and as an analgesic.

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