[ nuh-prok-suhn ]
/ nəˈprɒk sən /
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a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory substance, C14H14O3, used chiefly in the management of certain types of arthritis and as a painkiller.
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Origin of naproxen
By shortening and rearrangement of methoxy-, naphthyl-, and propionic, components of one of its chemical names
Words nearby naproxen
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How to use naproxen in a sentence
I take a triptan called Treximet, which also includes a dose of the painkiller naproxen, the active ingredient in Aleve.
Medical definitions for naproxen
[ nə-prŏk′sən ]
A drug used to reduce inflammation and pain, especially in the treatment of arthritis.
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