Ibuprofen
A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly used to treat pain, swelling, and fever.
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A propionic acid –derived, nonsteroidal analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent.

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ibu·pro·fen .ī-byu̇-'prō-fən n a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C13H18O2 used in over-the-counter preparations to relieve pain and fever and in prescription strength esp. to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative arthritis see ADVIL, MOTRIN

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n.
an anti-inflammatory drug (see NSAID), used in the treatment of arthritic conditions. It is administered by mouth and sometimes causes skin rashes and digestive upsets. Trade names: Brufen, Junifen.

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ibu·pro·fen (i″bu-proґfən) [USP] a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug derived from propionic acid and having also analgesic and antipyretic actions; administered orally in the treatment of pain, fever, dysmenorrhea, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory disorders, and in the treatment and prophylaxis of vascular headaches.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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