indomethacin


in·do·meth·a·cin

noun \ˌin-dō-ˈme-thə-sən\

Definition of INDOMETHACIN

:  a nonsteroidal drug C19H16ClNO4 with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic properties used especially to treat painful inflammatory conditions (as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis)

Origin of INDOMETHACIN

indole + meth- + acetic acid + 1-in
First Known Use: 1963

in·do·meth·a·cin

noun \ˌin-dō-ˈmeth-ə-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INDOMETHACIN

: an NSAID C19H16ClNO4 with analgesic and antipyretic properties used especially to treat painful inflammatory conditions (as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis)—see indocin

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