a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drug, CHO, used for reducing fever and relieving pain, esp. arthritic pain
Origin of ibuprofeniso- + butyl + propionic acid + -fen (altered from phenyl), from components of the chemical name
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C13H18O2, commonly used for its analgesic and antipyretic properties.
Origin of ibuprofenAlteration of i(so)bu(tyl)phen(yl) pro(pionic acid)
(usually uncountable, plural ibuprofens)
- (pharmacology) An NSAID, isobutylphenyl propionic acid.
Formed from isobutylphenyl propionic acid.