naproxen

noun na·prox·en \ nə-ˈpräk-sən \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of naproxen

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

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Origin and Etymology of naproxen

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


Medical Dictionary

naproxen

noun na·prox·en \ nə-ˈpräk-sᵊn \

medical Definition of naproxen

: 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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