Definitions for ibuprofenˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
i•bu•pro•fenˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən(n.)
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C13H18O2, used esp. for reducing local pain and swelling, as of the joints.
Origin of ibuprofen:
1965–70; isobutylphenyl propionic acid
ibuprofen, isobutylphenyl propionic acid, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin(noun)
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
"daily use of ibuprofen can irritate the stomach"
An NSAID, isobutylphenyl propionic acid.
Origin: Formed from isobutylphenyl propionic acid.
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for pain relief, fever reduction, and against swelling. Ibuprofen has an antiplatelet effect, though relatively mild and somewhat short-lived compared with aspirin or prescription antiplatelet drugs. In general, ibuprofen also acts as a vasoconstrictor. Ibuprofen is a 'core' medicine in the World Health Organization's Model List of Essential Medicines necessary to meet the minimum medical needs of a basic healthcare system. Ibuprofen was derived from propanoic acid by the research arm of Boots Group during the 1960s and patented in 1961. Originally marketed as Brufen, ibuprofen is available under a variety of popular trademarks, including Motrin, Nurofen, Advil, and Nuprin. Generic formulations are available as well.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic properties used in the therapy of rheumatism and arthritis.
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