Diclofenac sodium gel. Definition

Medical Definition: Diclofenac sodium gel

Gel form of 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 can 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 Gel.

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