naproxen

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noun na·prox·en \nə-ˈpräk-sən\

Definition of naproxen

  1. :  an analgesic and antipyretic NSAID C14H14O3 often used in the form of its sodium salt

Origin and Etymology of naproxen

naphthyl (a derivative of naphthalene) + propionic acid + oxy + -en (as in ibuprofen)


First Known Use: 1971


Medical Dictionary

naproxen

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noun na·prox·en \nə-ˈpräk-sən\

Medical Definition of naproxen

  1. :  an anti-inflammatory analgesic antipyretic drug C14H14O3 administered especially to treat arthritis often in the form of its sodium salt C14H13NaO3—see aleve, naprosyn


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