mefenamic acid: Meaning and Definition of

mef'e•nam'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (mef'u-nam'ik, mef"-), [key]
— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. a white powder, CHNO, used as a mild analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic in certain types of arthritis and for the relief of moderate short-term pain due to dysmenorrhea.
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