ketoprofen

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English[edit]

Chemical sturcture of ketoprofen
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Etymology[edit]

From keto- +‎ -profen (ibuprofen derivative).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ketoprofen (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C16H14O3, derived from propionic acid, that has analgesic and antipyretic effects and acts by inhibiting the body's production of prostaglandin. It is used to treat dysmenorrhea and the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

References[edit]

  • ketoprofen” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.