phenylbutazone

noun
phen·​yl·​bu·​ta·​zone | \ ˌfe-nᵊl-ˈbyü-tə-ˌzōn How to pronounce phenylbutazone (audio) \

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

Examples of phenylbutazone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The horse had tested positive for an above-legal level of phenylbutazone, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, or NSAID, used to treat pain and inflammation. Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: The Angels have a new manager," 17 Oct. 2019 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenylbutazone. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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phenylbutazone

noun
phen·​yl·​bu·​ta·​zone | \ ˌfen-ᵊl-ˈbyüt-ə-ˌzōn How to pronounce phenylbutazone (audio) \

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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