noun na·prox·en \nə-ˈpräk-sən\

Definition of NAPROXEN

:  an analgesic and antipyretic NSAID C14H14O3 often used in the form of its sodium salt

Origin of NAPROXEN

naphthyl (a derivative of naphthalene) + propionic acid + oxy + -en (as in ibuprofen)
First Known Use: 1971


noun na·prox·en \nə-ˈpräk-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NAPROXEN

:  an anti-inflammatory analgesic antipyretic drug C14H14O3 administered especially to treat arthritis often in the form of its sodium salt C14H13NaO3—see aleve, naprosyn


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