Noun Acetaminophen Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acetaminophen

Pronunciation:

/əˌsiːtəˈmɪnəfɛn//əˌsɛtəˈmɪnəfɛn/

Definition:
1.

noun

An analgesic drug used to treat headaches, arthritis, etc., and also to reduce fever; paracetamol.
  1. 'They're known as inceds, like ibuprofen, naproxen, sold as Aleve, and as well as acetaminophen, or Tylenol.'
  2. 'If you have tension headaches, your doctor may tell you to use more than just a pain reliever like aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, or ketoprofen.'
  3. 'Give acetaminophen to reduce fever and make the child more comfortable.'
  4. 'Numerous pharmaceutical treatments are used for headaches, including aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and prescription-only options.'
  5. 'Regular use of aspirin or acetaminophen together with this anticoagulant may also increase the risk of bleeding.'
  6. 'One drug that most physicians frequently recommend is acetaminophen (Tylenol).'
  7. 'Pharmacologic treatment often includes acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or topical NSAIDs, and alternative therapies such as diuretics, vitamin E, evening primrose oil, or oral contraceptives.'
  8. 'Pain medicine such as aspirin or acetaminophen may help.'
  9. 'Other research has shown that steady use of arthritis-strength acetaminophen or aspirin increases the risk of kidney damage.'
  10. 'Pain and fever may be treated with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.'
  11. 'These drugs contain a combination of caffeine, aspirin and acetaminophen and are especially known for causing rebound headaches.'
  12. 'Aspirin, acetaminophen or Tylenol are helpful, low doses of over the counter anti-inflammatories are helpful.'
  13. 'Other common treatments include plenty of liquids and aspirin or acetaminophen.'
  14. 'You can use acetaminophen to treat a fever; however, do not give aspirin because of the risk of Reye syndrome, a life-threatening illness.'
  15. 'Or taking medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may reduce fever or muscle aches often associated with influenza.'
  16. 'Aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be included to reduce fever and relieve headache or sore throat pain.'
  17. 'To reduce fever and make the child more comfortable, acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) can be given.'
  18. 'Both ibuprofen and acetaminophen reduce fever too.'
  19. 'Specific options for care include the use of acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and spinal manipulation.'
  20. 'If you have a sore throat, you can treat the pain with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen.'


noun, Pharmacology.

1. a crystalline substance, C 8 H 9 NO 2 , used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever.

Origin:
1960s: from para- acet yl aminophen ol.

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