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Naproxen

Glossary

naproxen

A drug used to treat mild pain and the symptoms of arthritis and several other conditions. It is also being studied in the treatment of bone pain in patients with cancer. Naproxen stops the body from making substances that cause pain and inflammation. It is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and a type of cyclooxygenase inhibitor. Also called Naprosyn.

Last updated: 2014-06-09

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)