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mefenamic acid

[mef-uh-nam-ik, mef-] /ˈmɛf əˈnæm ɪk, ˌmɛf-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a white powder, C 1 5 H 1 5 NO 2 , used as a mild analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic in certain types of arthritis and for the relief of moderate short-term pain due to dysmenorrhea.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; me(thyl) + -fen-, respelling of phen(yl) + am(inobenzo)ic acid
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mefenamic acid mef·e·nam·ic acid (měf'ə-nām'ĭk)
n.
A crystalline compound used as an anti-inflammatory drug and as an analgesic.

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