ibuprofen

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

Definition of ibuprofen

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

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Origin and Etymology of ibuprofen

is- + butyl + propionic acid + -fen (alteration of phenyl)


IBUPROFEN Defined for English Language Learners

ibuprofen

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Definition of ibuprofen for English Language Learners

  • medical : a medicine that reduces pain and fever


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ibuprofen

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noun ibu·pro·fen \ˌī-byu̇-ˈprō-fən\

Medical Definition of ibuprofen

  1. :  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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