Definition of antipyretic in English:

antipyretic

Line breaks: anti|pyr¦et¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪpʌɪˈrɛtɪk
 
, -pɪ-/

adjective

  • (Chiefly of a drug) used to prevent or reduce fever.
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    • The infection resolves spontaneously in 7-14 days, during which antipyretic analgesics such as paracetamol and adequate hydration are helpful.
    • A response to antipyretic medication does not change the likelihood of a child having serious bacterial infection and should not be used for clinical decision-making.
    • The second question involves whether a response to antipyretic medication is associated with a lower likelihood of serious bacterial infection in young children.

noun

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  • An antipyretic drug.
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    • Finally, the physician should actively manage symptoms with analgesics, antipyretics and decongestants, where appropriate.
    • Routine prophylaxis using phenobarbital, valproic acid, oral diazepam, or antipyretics is controversial and not indicated.
    • Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are the most frequently used over-the-counter analgesics and antipyretics in children.

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