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acetaminophen

Line breaks: acet|amino|phen
Pronunciation: /əˌsiːtəˈmɪnəfɛn
 
, əˌsɛtə-/

Definition of acetaminophen in English:

noun

North American term for paracetamol.
Example sentences
  • A. While aspirin may aggravate asthma, it is not clear whether acetaminophen poses a problem.
  • Rest, hydration, decongestants, such as pseudoephedrine for comfort, acetaminophen for analgesia and fever.
  • If your child does have symptoms after getting the flu shot, put a warm compress on the injection site to ease soreness or swelling, and give acetaminophen or ibuprofen for headache or low-grade fever.

Origin

1960s: from para-acetylaminophenol.

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