indomethacin
An analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory nonsteroidal agent used in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and in the treatment of osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. It is also used to produce closure of a patent ductus arteriosus in infants.

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in·do·meth·a·cin .in-dō-'meth-ə-sən n an NSAID C19H16ClNO4 with analgesic and antipyretic properties used esp. to treat painful inflammatory conditions (as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) see INDOCIN

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in·do·meth·a·cin (in″do-methґə-sin) [USP] a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug; used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute gouty arthritis, other rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory conditions, and dysmenorrhea, and the treatment and prophylaxis of vascular headaches; administered orally or rectally. It is also applied topically to the conjunctiva to prevent miosis during cataract surgery and to reduce the severity and occurrence of postoperative cystoid macular edema.

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  • indomethacin — in•do•meth•a•cin [[t]ˌɪn doʊˈmɛθ ə sɪn[/t]] n. pha a substance, C19H16ClNO4, with anti inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic properties • Etymology: 1963; indo (le) +meth (yl) +ac (etic) + in I …   From formal English to slang

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