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ibuprofen

noun ibu·pro·fen \ˌī-by-ˈprō-fən also ī-ˈbyü-prə-fən\

medical : a medicine that reduces pain and fever

Full Definition of IBUPROFEN

:  a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C13H18O2 used to relieve pain and fever

Origin of IBUPROFEN

is- + butyl + propionic acid + -fen (alteration of phenyl)
First Known Use: 1967
Medical Dictionary

ibuprofen

noun ibu·pro·fen \ˌī-by-ˈprō-fən\

Medical Definition of IBUPROFEN

:  a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C13H18O2 used in over-the-counter preparations to relieve pain and fever and in prescription strength especially to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative arthritis—see advil, motrin

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