naproxen

[nuh-prok-suhn]
noun Pharmacology.
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory substance, C 1 4 H 1 4 O 3 , used chiefly in the management of certain types of arthritis and as a painkiller.

Origin:
by shortening and rearrangement of methoxy-, naphthyl-, and propionic, components of one of its chemical names

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naproxen na·prox·en (nə-prŏk'sən)
n.
A drug used to reduce inflammation and pain, especially in the treatment of arthritis.

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Such people could switch to naproxen, ibuprofen or aspirin alone, doctors say.
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