from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drug, C14H14O3, used to reduce inflammation and pain, especially in the treatment of arthritis.
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- n. A certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that inhibits the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes and thereby reduces pain, fever, inflammation, and stiffness.
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- n. a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain
Shortening and alteration of methoxynaphthylpropionic acid, one of its chemical names.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)