indomethacin

noun
in·do·meth·a·cin | \ 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 (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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indomethacin

noun
in·do·meth·a·cin | \ ˌin-dō-ˈmeth-ə-sən \

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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