/neuh prok"seuhn/, n. Pharm.
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory substance, C14H14O3, used chiefly in the management of certain types of arthritis and as a painkiller.
[by shortening and rearrangement of methoxy-, naphthyl-, and propionic, components of one of its chemical names]

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