Before the occurrence of fever; before the period of reaction following shock. [ante- + G. pyretos, fever]

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an·te·py·ret·ic (an″te-pi-retґik) [ante- + pyretic] occurring before the stage of fever.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • antepyretic — adjective Preceding a fever Syn: antefebrile …   Wiktionary

  • antefebrile — adjective Preceding a fever Syn: antepyretic …   Wiktionary

  • antefebrile — Rarely used term for antepyretic. [ante + L. febris, fever] …   Medical dictionary

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