mefenamic acid

mef·​e·​nam·​ic acid | \ ˌme-fə-ˈna-mik- How to pronounce mefenamic acid (audio) \

Definition of mefenamic acid

: a drug C15H15NO2 used as an anti-inflammatory agent

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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, "4 Perimenopause Period Symptoms That Could Be Serious," 23 Jan. 2013

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First Known Use of mefenamic acid

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mefenamic acid

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

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“Mefenamic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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mefenamic acid

mef·​e·​nam·​ic acid | \ ˌmef-ə-ˌnam-ik- How to pronounce mefenamic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of mefenamic acid

: a drug C15H15NO2 used as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent

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