Definition of ibuprofen
: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C13H18O2 used to relieve pain and fever
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Scientists believe that cherries have anti-inflammatory activity similar to that of over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen (Medicine and Sport Science, online, Oct. 15, 2012).
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Origin and Etymology of ibuprofen
is- + butyl + propionic acid + -fen (alteration of phenyl)
First Known Use: 1967
IBUPROFEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ibuprofen for English Language Learners
medical : a medicine that reduces pain and fever
Medical Definition of ibuprofen
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