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[fen-l-byoo-tuh-zohn, feen-] /ˌfɛn lˈbyu təˌzoʊn, ˌfin-/
noun, Pharmacology.
a potent substance, C 1 9 H 2 0 N 2 O 2 , used to reduce pain and inflammation in rheumatic diseases and gout, and used in veterinary medicine for musculoskeletal disorders.
Origin of phenylbutazone
1950-55; phenyl + but(yric) + (pyr)az(olidinedi)one, a component of its chemical name; see azo-, -one Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for phenylbutazone


an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases; it has been largely superseded by other NSAIDs
Word Origin
C20: from (dioxodi)phenylbut(ylpyr)azo(lidi)ne
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phenylbutazone in Medicine

phenylbutazone phen·yl·bu·ta·zone (fěn'əl-byōō'tə-zōn', fē'nəl-)
A white or light yellow compound that is used as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug in the treatment of arthritis, bursitis, and gout.

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