diflunisal

diflunisal

[dih-floo-nuh-sal]
noun Pharmacology.
a substance, C 13 H 8 F 2 O 3 , used as an analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of rheumatoid diseases and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Origin:
shortening and respelling of 5-(2, 4-difluorophenyl)salicylic acid an alternate chemical name

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diflunisal di·flu·ni·sal (dī-flōō'nĭ-sāl', -sôl')
n.
A salicylic acid derivative with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic actions.

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