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(Science: chemical) (z)-5-fluoro-2-methyl-1-((4 (methylsulfinyl)phenyl)methylene) 1h-indene-3-acetic acid. A sulfinylindene derivative whose sulfinyl moiety is converted in vivo to an active anti-inflammatory analgesic that undergoes enterohepatic circulation to maintain constant blood levels without causing gastrointestinal side effects.

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

Chemical name: 1H-Indene-3-acetic acid, 5-fluoro-2-methyl-1-((4-(methylsulfinyl)phenyl)methylene)-, (Z)-