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Brand name for Ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drug. Works by blocking the enzyme cyclooxygenase , which is responsible for the production of prostaglandins (an inflammatory molecule) through the arachadonic acid cascade. Although sold as a racemic mixture, the (S) isomer is most effective, although the (R) isomer is converted to the (S) isomer in the body and used. Used for the relief of minor pain, has the typical list of side effects which may actually be worse then the minor pain you took it to relieve. Works well to alleviate hangovers if taken before going to sleep, slightly less risky to the liver then Tylenol.
I popped some Advil last night before passing out.
by G DuRaine February 21, 2005
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Referring to the heavy unfashionable winter jacket and patterned mittens Sanders wore to the inauguration of Joe Biden.
Its brutally cold outside this morning so be sure you're Bundled Like Bernie!
by Talk2me-JCH January 24, 2021
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A great drug that despite common belief cannot relief misery, despair and anxiety.
- We broke up. Will Advil take the pain away?
- No
by boule de feu February 19, 2005
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To receive oral sex from a female. Dome, head, or a blow job. Relieves a head ache, reduces swelling. advil PM: head so good it puts you to sleep.
"man my head was killing me. Then I took advil and it was gone in 10 minutes. It was extra strength."
by cbreezy10 April 10, 2010
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one day i went to the store, and i saw advil. he was ugly as a day but healed me in ways no one else could. who was he? my baby daddy. advil i love u come back
me: come back advil i miss u i know ur in the shelf of other girl's bathrooms
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Slang term for Asians, usually derogatory. Stems from the Advil slogan, "Little. Yellow. Different."
"He did WHAT at the bar? Well, whaddya expect from John, he's Advil."
by Cranky Ol' Man May 06, 2009
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