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

    A p-aminophenol derivative with analgesic and antipyretic activities. Although the exact mechanism through which acetaminophen exert its effects has yet to be fully determined, acetaminophen may inhibit the nitric oxide (NO) pathway mediated by a variety of neurotransmitter receptors including N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and substance P, resulting in elevation of the pain threshold. The antipyretic activity may result from inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis and release in the central nervous system (CNS) and prostaglandin-mediated effects on the heat-regulating center in the anterior hypothalamus.

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