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ibuprofen

(ī`byo͞oprō'fən), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain, fever, and inflammation. Along with naproxennaproxen
and naproxen sodium,
potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) used to alleviate the minor pain of arthritis, menstruation, headaches, and the like, and to reduce fever.
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 and ketoprofenketoprofen
, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and fever-reducing effects, used to relieve the symptoms of headaches, arthritis, and painful menstruation.
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, ibuprofen belongs to the propionic acid class of NSAIDs. It was first made available in 1967. Like other NSAIDs, it acts by inhibiting the body's production of prostaglandinsprostaglandin
, any of a group of about a dozen compounds synthesized from fatty acids in mammals as well as in lower animals. Prostaglandins are highly potent substances that are not stored but are produced as needed by cell membranes in virtually every body tissue.
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. Available over the counter in a variety of preparations (e.g., Advil, Motrin, Nuprin), it is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and painful menstruation. Side effects include rash, alteration of platelet function and bleeding, and intestinal upset, which can lead to gastritis. Like other NSAIDS, it appears to have no potential for abuse or physical dependence. It should not be used by those who are allergic to aspirin.
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Caymmi, Dorival, and Anjos do Inferno [musical group].
A preta do acaraje: Scena typica bahiana" [The Black-Eyed-Pea Fritter Vendor], by Dorival Caymmi.
Dudley Dorival - 2001 IAAF World Championships Bronze Medalist -
37 seconds shaded Olympic finalist Dudley Dorival, of Haiti, and third-placed Shaun Bownes, from South Africa, who were both given the same time of 13.
92, Allen Johnson, Larry Wade, Dudley Dorival and two-time Olympic medalist Mark Crear.
Caymmi, the daughter of storied Brazilian composer Dorival Caymmi, provides further evidence that the style that was born in Cuba has become a truly international music language on this, the singer's second excursion into the fertile bolero domain.
Her moving version of the well-known Luiz Bonfa theme "Manha de Carnaval" [Morning of the Carnival] and her trancelike reading of Dorival Caymmi's "Noite de Temporal [Stormy Night] are album highlights.
Other competitors include former Olympic silver and bronze medalist Mark Crear, World Championships bronze medalist Dudley Dorival of Haiti, U.
The result was a Brazilian Suite of country and city sambas; Choros, now also in the Alley program; and Churches of Bahia, Preta do Acaraje, A Noite, Frevo, Dora, and Batucada (featuring Dunham as a woman pulled in by a fisherman), all staged in a single homage to Brazilian music legend Dorival Caymmi.
3 in the world; Dudley Dorival of Haiti, a former silver and bronze medalist at the world championships; Terrance Trammel, the USA indoor champion; Mark Crear, an Olympic silver and bronze medalist; and Dawane Wallace, ranked No.
Surprisingly his name was Dorival, not Doriva, but for some reason Doriva stuck.
Manager Ricardo Gareca was sacked after the Brazilian Cup exit to Atletico Mineiro, and while the appointment of the experienced Dorival Junior inspired a brief upturn in results, Saturday's performance suggests that the problems run deeper than the manager.