One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for ibuprofen
- ‘Over the daily Nurofen we take to nurse our glass ceiling headaches, we have at last been able to read how the Equal Opportunities Commission has discovered that females hold fewer than one in ten of the most senior positions in public life.’
- ‘Only give medication that is suitable for children, such as children's paracetamol (eg Calpol) or ibuprofen (eg Nurofen for children).’
- ‘And while I wouldn't want to see a return to athletes being able to get away with anabolic steroid use, and the like, I do think it's a bit heartbreaking when someone is stripped of a medal for taking a Nurofen.’
- ‘I admit, I did start to feel better, although the two Nurofen I took at about the same time may have had an influence.’
- ‘Ibuprofen (sold as Nurofen and other brands) is a non steroidal anti inflammatory, at the safer end of that group of drugs.’
1980s: from nuro- (probably representing a phonetic respelling of neuro- + -fen (from ibuprofen).
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