mefenamic acid

[mef-uh-nam-ik, mef-]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. 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.

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. 2018

mefenamic acid in Medicine

mefenamic acid

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