Diclofenac sodium. Definition

Medical Definition: Diclofenac sodium

A drug used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and is being studied for 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. Also called Voltaren.

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