phenylbutazone

noun
phen·​yl·​bu·​ta·​zone | \ˌfe-nᵊl-ˈbyü-tə-ˌzōn \

Definition of phenylbutazone 

: a drug C19H20N2O2 that is used for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties especially in the treatment of arthritis, gout, and bursitis

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The closest parallel to the Iditarod case may be an episode at the 1968 Kentucky Derby, won by Dancer's Image, who tested positive for the painkiller phenylbutazone. Author: John Branch, Alaska Dispatch News, "Iditarod doping mystery: Who slipped the painkiller to the dogs?," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of phenylbutazone

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phenylbutazone

phenyl + butyric acid + pyrazalone (C3H4N2O)

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phenylbutazone

noun
phen·​yl·​bu·​ta·​zone | \ˌfen-ᵊl-ˈbyüt-ə-ˌzōn \

Medical Definition of phenylbutazone 

: a drug C19H20N2O2 that is used for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties especially in the treatment of arthritis, gout, and bursitis — see butazolidin

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