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)

Examples of indomethacin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Krogan, who is also an investigator at the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco, stressed that the beneficial effect from indomethacin was found in a relatively small number of patients. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Probing coronavirus secrets "so we're in a better position to attack SARS3 when it comes"," 15 Oct. 2020 Another possible solution may be to use a common painkiller called indomethacin. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Probing coronavirus secrets "so we're in a better position to attack SARS3 when it comes"," 15 Oct. 2020 According to the American Migraine Foundation, over-the-counter pain relievers, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen and indomethacin, can cause MOH when used 15 or more days per month. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Treating rebound headaches with early preventative meds best choice, study finds," 26 May 2020 One study found that indomethacin, a drug similar to ibuprofen, may help fight SARS-CoV, a closely related virus that caused SARS. Dr. Chloë E. Nunneley, ABC News, "Experts debate safety of ibuprofen for COVID-19," 19 Mar. 2020 Imundo started the girl on a medicine known as Indocin, or indomethacin, an anti-inflammatory drug. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "She Had Pain in Her Knee but No Obvious Injury. Why?," 26 Feb. 2020 Ibuprofen, naproxen, indomethacin, and other NSAIDs are effective across a variety of common conditions, from acute musculoskeletal pain to chronic arthritis. sun-sentinel.com, "NSAIDs: How dangerous are they for your heart?," 23 Oct. 2019

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indomethacin. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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