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[ahy-byoo-proh-fuh n, ahy-byoo-proh-fen] /ˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən, aɪˈbyu proʊˌfɛn/
noun, Pharmacology
a white powder, C 13 H 18 O 2 , used especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic.
Origin of ibuprofen
1965-70; by contraction, rearrangement and respelling of isobutylphenyl propionic acid, the chemical name Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ibuprofen
  • These include aspirin and ibuprofen and reduce pain and swelling in the joints.
  • But he was the only one who immediately thought of ibuprofen.
  • Consumers may be surprised by the message about ibuprofen.
  • For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen are used to control pain in mild cases.
  • Fever and aches can be treated with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain and swelling.
  • Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain and inflammation.
  • Try acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen for tension headaches.
  • Over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen may relieve pain if relaxation techniques do not work.
British Dictionary definitions for ibuprofen


a drug, isobutylphenylpropionic acid, that relieves pain and reduces inflammation: used to treat arthritis and muscular strains. Formula: C13H18O2
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ibuprofen in Medicine

ibuprofen i·bu·pro·fen (ī'byōō-prō'fən)
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication used especially in the treatment of arthritis and commonly taken for its analgesic and antipyretic properties.

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ibuprofen in Science
An anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce fever or pain.
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