Definitions for acetaminophenəˌsi təˈmɪn ə fən, ˌæs ɪ tə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•ce•ta•min•o•phenəˌsi təˈmɪn ə fən, ˌæs ɪ tə-(n.)

  1. a crystalline substance, C8H9NO2, used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of acetaminophen:

1955–60; acet - +amino - +phen (ol )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acetaminophen, Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, Anacin III(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)

Wiktionary

  1. acetaminophen(Noun)

    A white crystalline compound used in medicine as an anodyne to relieve pain and reduce fever.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Acetaminophen

    Analgesic antipyretic derivative of acetanilide. It has weak anti-inflammatory properties and is used as a common analgesic, but may cause liver, blood cell, and kidney damage.

Freebase

  1. Paracetamol

    Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, or APAP, chemically named N-acetyl-p-aminophenol, is a widely used over-the-counter analgesic and antipyretic. Acetaminophen is the name adopted for this pharmacologic agent in the U.S. and Japan; paracetamol is approved in a variety of international venues. Common trade names in English-speaking markets are Tylenol and Panadol. Paracetamol is classified as a mild analgesic. It is commonly used for the relief of headaches and other minor aches and pains and is a major ingredient in numerous cold and flu remedies. In combination with opioid analgesics, paracetamol can also be used in the management of more severe pain such as post-surgical pain and providing palliative care in advanced cancer patients. Though paracetamol is used to treat inflammatory pain, it is not generally classified as an NSAID because it exhibits only weak anti-inflammatory activity. While generally safe for use at recommended doses, even small overdoses can be fatal. Compared to other over-the-counter pain relievers, paracetamol is significantly more toxic in overdose but may be less toxic when used chronically at recommended doses.

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