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Ketoprofen, 2-(3-benzoylphenyl)-propionic acid (chemical formula C12H12O2) is one of the propionic acid class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with additional analgesic and anti-pyretic effects. It acts by inhibiting the body's production of prostaglandin.

Brand names in the US are Orudis and Oruvail.

See also: pharmacology, aspirin.

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