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indomethacin

Line breaks: indo|meth|acin
Pronunciation: /ˌɪndəʊˈmɛθəsɪn
 
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Definition of indomethacin in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A compound with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic properties, used chiefly to treat rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
Example sentences
  • However, do not mix the liquid form of ibuprofen, indomethacin, or naproxen together with an antacid, or any other liquid, before taking it.
  • The main reason for including indomethacin in the analgesic plan was to treat the profound peripheral inflammatory response that results from surgical trauma.
  • Although similar to cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania headaches are briefer and are treated effectively with indomethacin.

Origin

1960s: from indo(le) + meth(yl) + ac(etic) + -in1.

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