One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A compound with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic properties, used chiefly to treat rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
- ‘Acute attacks may respond to indomethacin or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug in adequate dosages.’
- ‘Although similar to cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania headaches are briefer and are treated effectively with indomethacin.’
- ‘The main reason for including indomethacin in the analgesic plan was to treat the profound peripheral inflammatory response that results from surgical trauma.’
- ‘However, do not mix the liquid form of ibuprofen, indomethacin, or naproxen together with an antacid, or any other liquid, before taking it.’
- ‘At that time, patients treated with indomethacin spray developed more severe erythematous reactions until about 5 weeks after starting therapy.’
1960s: from indo(le) + meth(yl) + ac(etic) + -in.
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