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ibuprofen Line breaks: ibu|pro¦fen
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪbjuːˈprəʊf(ə)n/

Definition of ibuprofen in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A synthetic compound used widely as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug: a substantial dose of ibuprofen
  • Alternative name: 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propionic acid; chemical formula: C13H18O2
More example sentences
  • Aspirin and drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen can cause life-threatening ulcers.
  • Regular use of drugs like acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen may also pose hazards.
  • Your doctor may ask you to try aspirin or anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen or naproxen.

Origin

1960s: from elements of the chemical name.

Words that rhyme with ibuprofen

orphan

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