The Role of Chemistry in History

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Introduction | History | Chemical Structure | How it Works | Side Effects | How it Changed History | Terms | References

Ibuprofen functions in such a way that it stops the action of the enzyme cyclooxygenase. This enzyme brings about the transformation of fatty acids to prostaglandins. Therefore, ibuprofen stops the synthesis of prostaglandin, which causes its analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory action. More simply said, ibuprofen works by reducing the specific hormones that cause the undesired inflammation and pain in the body.

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