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ˌɪn doʊˈmɛθ ə sɪnin·domethacin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indomethacin, Indocinnoun

    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin)


  1. indomethacinnoun

    A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic substance (C19H16ClNO4) prepared synthetically and used for the treatment of pain and arthritis. It blocks prostaglandin biosynthesis. Chemically, it is 1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methyl-1H-indole-3-acetic acid.


  1. indomethacinnoun

    A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling, having chemical formula CHClNO.


  1. indomethacin

    Indometacin, also known as indomethacin, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly used as a prescription medication to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling from inflammation. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, endogenous signaling molecules known to cause these symptoms. It does this by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, an enzyme that catalyzes the production of prostaglandins.It was patented in 1961 and approved for medical use in 1963. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. In 2020, it was the 320th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 800 thousand prescriptions.


  1. indomethacin

    Indomethacin is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used to reduce inflammation, pain, and fever. It works by blocking the production of certain naturally occurring substances in the body that cause inflammation. Indomethacin is typically used to treat conditions such as arthritis, gout, or other types of inflammation-related disorders.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Indomethacin

    A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID) that inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase necessary for the formation of prostaglandins and other autacoids. It also inhibits the motility of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of INDOMETHACIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of INDOMETHACIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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