A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Indomethacin reduces pain, fever, swelling, and redness. It is also being used to reduce tumor-induced suppression of the immune system and to increase the effectiveness of anticancer drugs.

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  • indomethacin — in do*meth a*cin, n. (Chem., Med.) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indomethacin — [in΄dō meth′ə sin] n. a non steroidal, anti inflammatory drug, C19H16ClNO4, used for reducing fever and relieving pain, esp. in the treatment of arthritis …   English World dictionary

  • indomethacin — noun Etymology: indole + meth + acetic acid + 1 in Date: 1963 a nonsteroidal drug C19H16ClNO4 with anti inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic properties used especially to treat painful inflammatory conditions (as rheumatoid arthritis and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indomethacin — Non steroidal anti inflammatory drug that blocks the production of arachidonic acid metabolites by inhibiting cyclo oxygenase …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • indomethacin — /in doh meth euh sin/, n. Pharm. a substance, C19H16ClNO4, with anti inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic properties: used in the treatment of certain kinds of arthritis and gout. [1963; INDO(LE) + METH(YL) + AC(ETIC) + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • indomethacin — noun A non steroidal anti inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling, having chemical formula CHClNO …   Wiktionary

  • 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • indomethacin — in·do·meth·a·cin …   English syllables

  • indomethacin — indometacin …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • 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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