A benzoindole that is 4,5-dihydro-3H-benzo[e]indole in which the nitrogen is substituted by a 3-carboxy-4-hydroxyphenyl group. A non-narcotic analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, it has greater analgesic and inflammatory responses than aspirin but with less gastrointestinal toxicity.
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An anti-inflammatory drug that is not a steroid. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions. They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins.