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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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|Noun||1.||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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