mefenamic acid

noun

mef·​e·​nam·​ic acid ˌme-fə-ˈna-mik- How to pronounce mefenamic acid (audio)
: a drug C15H15NO2 used as an anti-inflammatory agent

Examples of mefenamic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These can include ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), or a prescription anti-inflammatory like mefenamic acid (Ponstel). Sari Harrar, Good Housekeeping, 23 Jan. 2013

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Word History

Etymology

dimethyl- + fen- (by shortening & alteration from phenyl) + aminobenzoic acid

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mefenamic acid was in 1962

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“Mefenamic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mefenamic%20acid. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

mefenamic acid

noun
mef·​e·​nam·​ic acid ˌmef-ə-ˌnam-ik- How to pronounce mefenamic acid (audio)
: a drug C15H15NO2 used as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent

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