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American Journal of Medicine Studies. 2014, 2(1), 24-30
DOI: 10.12691/ajms-2-1-4
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Study of Anthranylic Acid Derivatives: Mefenamic Acid and Its Various Analogues

Mohammad Asif1,

1Department of Pharmacy, GRD (PG) IMT, Dehradun, India

Pub. Date: January 24, 2014

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Mohammad Asif. Study of Anthranylic Acid Derivatives: Mefenamic Acid and Its Various Analogues. American Journal of Medicine Studies. 2014; 2(1):24-30. doi: 10.12691/ajms-2-1-4


Anthranylic acid derivatives are direct structural analogs of salicylic acid derivatives. They possess analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic activity. They are similar to pyrazolones in terms of analgesic and antipyretic activity, yet they exceed the anti-inflammatory activity of salicylates. The mechanism of action of this series of nonsteroid, anti-inflammatory analgesics is not conclusively known. One of the early advances in the search for nonnarcotic analgesics was centered in the N-arylanthranilic acids. The outstanding characteristic of mefenamic acid is primarily anti-inflammatory , and secondarily, some possess analgesic properties.

anthranylic acid derivatives analgesic anti-inflammatory antipyretic nonsteroid

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