Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, C13H18O2, used especially in the treatment of arthritis and commonly taken for its analgesic and antipyretic properties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An NSAID, isobutylphenyl propionic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an analgesic and antipyretic; Advil and Motrin and Nuprin are trademarks of brands of ibuprofen tablets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an antipyretic

Etymologies

Alteration of chemical name i(so)bu(tyl)phen(yl) pro(pionic acid).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Formed from isobutylphenyl propionic acid. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Do this a couple of hundred times with a fish almost as big as you on the other end of the line, and you start wondering how much ibuprofen is on board.

    The Mid-Life Slam

  • And I've only taken one of the Lortab, as ibuprofen is controlling the pain, mostly, even though it does a number on my stomach (and me and pain meds have an ugly history I do not want to see replayed).

    "Enduring notions, new found promise, that the end will never come."

  • Today my own joints are more interested in ibuprofen and capsaicin cream than cannabis -- although, come to think of it, I do support medical marijuana.

    Literary Death Match: Wednesday Night in Washington Square Park

  • A spokesman for the support group, Arthritis Care, said: "Although low dose ibuprofen is now available over the counter, the high levels involved in this test are likely only be taken on prescription, and under medical supervision, by people with severe and chronic pain."

    The Down-Side of Pain Killers | Impact Lab

  • Apparently Tylenol has been banned in HK but ibuprofen is available; it's just a special item they keep in the back.

    April 21st, 2007

  • Of the three drugs tested, ibuprofen is the only one that has an anti-inflammatory effect.

    Medpundit

  • But ibuprofen is my friend, and a little rest and ice on the bits that hurt the worst will help a lot.

    August 2005

  • Given uncertainty about the findings, and the side effects of long-term ibuprofen use, it’s too soon for doctors to recommend ibuprofen as a way of preventing Parkinson’s.

    Could ibuprofen lower the risk of Parkinson’s?

  • That includes ibuprofen, which is also sold as Advil, and other products.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2006

  • We recommend the generic ibuprofen, which is available in a higher strength by prescription than it is over the counter.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2004

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