indomethacin

[in-doh-meth-uh-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
a substance, C 19 H 16 ClNO 4 , with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic properties: used in the treatment of certain kinds of arthritis and gout.

Origin:
1963; indo(le) + meth(yl) + ac(etic) + -in2

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indomethacin (ˌɪndəʊˈmɛθəsɪn)
 
n
a drug administered orally to relieve pain, fever, and inflammation, esp in rheumatoid arthritis. Formula: C19H16ClNO4
 
[C20: from indole + meth- + acetic acid + -in]

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indomethacin in·do·meth·a·cin (ĭn'dō-měth'ə-sĭn)
n.
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic drug used especially in the treatment of some forms of arthritis.

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When treatment is appropriate, medications such as indomethacin or a special form of ibuprofen are generally the first choice.
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