One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug given orally in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; 4-(6-methoxy-2-naphthyl)butan-2-one, H₃CO(C₁₀H₆)CH₂CH₂COCH₃.
1980s; earliest use found in Approved Names 1977. Probably from na- + bu- + met- (in methoxy-) + -one.
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