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 (fĕn′əl-byo͞o′tə-zōn′, fē′nəl-)
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C19H20N2O2, that is used to treat fever and painful musculoskeletal conditions in horses and dogs.

[phenyl + but(yl) + blend of azo- and -one.]


(Pharmacology) an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases; it has been largely superseded by other NSAIDs
[C20: from (dioxodi)phenylbut(ylpyr)azo(lidi)ne]


(ˌfɛn lˈbyu təˌzoʊn, ˌfin-)

a potent substance, C19H20N2O2, used to reduce pain and inflammation in rheumatic diseases and gout, and used in veterinary medicine for musculoskeletal disorders.
[1950–55; phenyl + but (yric) + (pyr)az(olidinedi)one, a component of its chemical name; see azo-, -one]
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Noun1.phenylbutazone - anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Butazolidin)
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug - a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
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One hundred doses of the drug, a brand name of the anti-inflammatory horse medication phenylbutazone, were taken from Bankfields Farm Riding School on Occupation Road in Eston overnight on Saturday.
Defatted human serum albumin (HSA) (Lot #068K7538V), phenylbutazone (PBZ) (Lot #124K1625) and ketoprofen (KTN) (Lot #BCBG9546V) were obtained from Sigma-Aldrich Co.
Phenylbutazone is among the non-steroidal medicines that is advertised as a pain reliever and anti-inflammation.
pdf ) proved that individuals who consumed the meat of equines treated with the common anti-inflammatory drug Phenylbutazone could be at risk for life-threatening diseases.
Curcumin's anti-inflammatory effects have been compared to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as a number of over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents.
NEW ZEALAND trainer Brett McDonald, father of leading Sydney jockey James McDonald, has been charged with administering the painkilling drug phenylbutazone to four runners at the Ruakaka trials last year.
The store also recalled 340g tins of "smart price" corned beef in April 2013 because "very low levels" of the vets' anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone, known as bute, were found in some products.
Asda reported a test on its Smart Price corned beef had tested positive for very low levels of horse drug phenylbutazone, or bute, which is banned from the human food chain.
The committee also expressed "surprise" at the number of positive tests for phenylbutazone, a horse medication known as bute, and was concerned there were too many loopholes in the present system of issuing horse passports.
5 percent were positive for phenylbutazone, a painkiller for horses potentially harmful to humans.
But one senior EU official said Britain had recorded the most positive results for the potentially harmful veterinary drug phenylbutazone - known as bute - as part of a second set of EU-wide tests on horsemeat destined for human consumption.
National food inspectors were also asked to test horsemeat in the food chain for the banned anti-inflammatory horse drug phenylbutazone, or "bute".