indomethacin

noun
in·​do·​meth·​a·​cin | \ ˌin-dō-ˈme-thə-sən How to pronounce indomethacin (audio) \

Definition of indomethacin

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

First Known Use of indomethacin

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indomethacin

indole + meth- + acetic acid + -in entry 1

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The first known use of indomethacin was in 1963

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indomethacin

noun
in·​do·​meth·​a·​cin | \ ˌin-dō-ˈmeth-ə-sən How to pronounce indomethacin (audio) \

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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