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[in-doh-meth-uh-sin] /ˌɪn doʊˈmɛθ ə sɪn/
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.
1963; indo(le) + meth(yl) + ac(etic) + -in2 Unabridged
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  • When treatment is appropriate, medications such as indomethacin or a special form of ibuprofen are generally the first choice.
British Dictionary definitions for indomethacin


a drug administered orally to relieve pain, fever, and inflammation, esp in rheumatoid arthritis. Formula: C19H16ClNO4
Word Origin
C20: from indole + meth- + acetic acid + -in
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indomethacin in Medicine

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

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