Mefenamic acid

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mefenamic acid

(Science: chemical) A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent used in painful and inflammatory conditions, and in menstrual disorders. It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic properties; it is an inhibitor of cyclooxygenase.

Pharmacological action: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, cyclooxygenase inhibitors.

Chemical name: benzoic acid, 2-((2,3-dimethylphenyl)amino)-