Definition of phenylbutazone in English:


Syllabification: phen·yl·bu·ta·zone
Pronunciation: /ˌfenəlˈbyo͞otəˌzōn, ˌfēnəl-


  • A synthetic compound used as an analgesic drug, especially in the treatment of horses.
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    • Dogs with panosteitis usually respond to analgesics such as aspirin or phenylbutazone.
    • In addition, previous experimental work by Vogel indicates that acetylsalicylic acid, indomethacin, and phenylbutazone strengthen uninjured collagenous structures in rats.
    • Many horses receive phenylbutazone on a daily basis for weeks, months, or even years, potentially contributing to increased intestinal permeability.


1950s: from phenyl + but(yl) + azo- + -one.

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