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An anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug of the NSAID class, C15H16O2, used primarily to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

[Shortening and rearrangement of methoxynaphthylbutanone : meth- + oxy- + naphthyl, naphthalene radical (naphth(a) + -yl) + butanone.]
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Noun1.nabumetone - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Relafen)
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID - an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids; "NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes"
ketone - any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals


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Several generic versions of Nabumetone are already on the market under brand names including Relifex and Relafen.
After discussion, the consultant, general practitioner, and patient all agreed to withhold Relifex for 1 month, repeat the 5HIAA collection, recommence Relifex, and repeat the 5HIAA analysis 1 month later.
Meda's Spanish marketing organisation successfully re-launched Relifex (osteoarthrosis and arthritis).