indomethacin

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noun in·do·meth·a·cin \ˌin-dō-ˈme-thə-sən\

Definition of indomethacin

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

Origin and Etymology of indomethacin

indole + meth- + acetic acid + 1-in


First Known Use: 1963


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indomethacin

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

Medical Definition of indomethacin

  1. :  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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