Acetaminophen
A non-aspirin analgesic, acetaminophen may be given alone to relieve pain and inflammation. It may also be combined with other drugs, as in the migraine medication fioricet, which contains
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An antipyretic and analgesic, with potency similar to aspirin. SYN: paracetamol.

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acet·amin·o·phen ə-.sēt-ə-'min-ə-fən, .as-ət- n a crystalline compound C8H9NO2 that is a hydroxy derivative of acetanilide and is used in chemical synthesis and in medicine instead of aspirin to relieve pain and fever called also paracetamol see liquiprin, panadol, TYLENOL

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ace·ta·min·o·phen (ə-se″tə-minґə-fen) [USP] the amide of acetic acid and p-aminophenol, having analgesic and antipyretic effects similar to aspirin's but only weak antiinflammatory effects. Administered orally and rectally. Called also paracetamol.

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  • acetaminophen — n. 1. a white crystalline compound ({HO.C6H4.NH.CO.CH3}) used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic. It has molecular weight 151.16. It is the active ingredient in the commercial analgesics {Tylenol} and {Datril}. Syn: p hydroxyacetanilide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acetaminophen — (n.) U.S. name for para acetylaminophenol, 1960, composed of syllables from the chemical name; in Britain, the same substance is paracetamol …   Etymology dictionary

  • acetaminophen — [ə sēt΄ə min′ə fən, as΄ə təmin′ə fən] n. [ ACET(O) + AMINO + PHEN(OL)] a white crystalline powder, CH3CONHC6H4OH, used for reducing fever and relieving pain …   English World dictionary

  • Acetaminophen — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Paracetamol …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • acetaminophen — /euh see teuh min euh feuhn, as i teuh /, n. Pharm. a crystalline substance, C8H9NO2, used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever. [1955 60; ACET + AMINO + PHEN(OL)] * * * Drug used to relieve mild headache or muscle and joint pain… …   Universalium

  • acetaminophen — noun an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets) • Syn: ↑Datril, ↑Tylenol, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • acetaminophen — noun Etymology: acet + amino + phenol Date: 1958 a crystalline compound C8H9NO2 that is a hydroxy derivative of acetanilide and is used in chemical synthesis and in medicine to relieve pain and fever …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Acetaminophen — …   Википедия

  • acetaminophen — n. paracetamol, crystalline compound used to reduce fever and relieve pain (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acetaminophen — [əˌsi:tə mɪnəfɛn, əˌsɛtə , ˌasɪtə ] noun North American term for paracetamol. Origin 1960s: from para acetylaminophenol …   English new terms dictionary

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