Diclofenac. Definition

Medical Definition: Diclofenac

Active ingredient in a drug used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of skin cancer. Blocks substances that cause inflammation and pain. It may also prevent the formation of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. Is a type of cyclooxygenase inhibitor, a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and a type of antiangiogenesis agent.

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