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Definition of the noun acetaminophen

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noun - plural: acetaminophens

  1. an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic

Alternative definition of the noun acetaminophen


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


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Acetaminophen a.k.a. 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 pathway mediated by a variety of neurotransmitter receptors including N-methyl-D-aspartate 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 and prostaglandin-mediated effects on the heat-regulating center in the anterior hypothalamus.

Printed books with definitions for Acetaminophen

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Google previewPharmacology for the Primary Care Provider (2013)

by Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, Maren Stewart Mayhew

Analgesic Acetaminophen is a centrally acting analgesic.

Google previewSmall Animal Critical Care Medicine (2008)

by Deborah Silverstein, Kate Hopper

INTRODUCTION Acetaminophen is an analgesic and antipyretic that is derived from the chemical compound paracetamol (para-aminophenol). Although acetaminophen is a common and safe over-the-counter analgesic for humans, a narrow ...

Google previewOrganic and Biological Chemistry (2015)

by H. Stephen Stoker

Acetaminophen is a derivative of acetamide in which a hydroxyphenyl group has replaced one of...

Google previewGeneral, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (2012)

by H. Stephen Stoker

CHEMICAL CONNECTIONS Acetaminophen: A Substituted Amide Often called the aspirin substitute, acetaminophen is the most widely used of all nonprescription pain relievers, accounting for over half of that market. Acetaminophen is a ...

Google previewMosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists (2008)

by Susan G. Salvo

Acetaminophen is the preferred analgesic/antipyretic for patients in whom aspirin is contraindicated (e.g., those who have a history of gastric ulcer or a coagulation disorder). Acetaminophen is the analgesic of choice for the treatment of ...

Google previewSwanson's Family Medicine Review (2016)

by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey

acetaminophen is a reasonable treatment for a child who is teething c. teething often begins at 4 to 6 months of age ...

Google previewPain Review (2009)

by Steven D. Waldman

Acetaminophen is a safe drug in the newborn and is available in liquid formulations for ...

Google previewFundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant (2014)

by Gary A. Shankman, Robert C. Manske

As compared to NSAIDs, acetaminophen is the safest OTC analgesic in patients with a history of gastrointestinal bleeding, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and patients taking the oral anticoagulant, warfarin (Coumadin). The major ...

Google previewStudy Guide for Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy (2013)

by Geralyn Frandsen

Answer: a RATIONALE: Acetaminophen is an effective aspirin substitute for pain or fever but not for inflammation or...

Answer: d RATIONALE: There is a risk of overdose and hepatotoxicity, because acetaminophen is a very common ...

Google previewAchars Textbook Of Pediatrics (4Th Edn)

by Swarna Rekha Bhat (ed.)

Acetaminophen is the drug of choice; other drugs used are ibuprofen and mefenamic acid. Nimesulide was used in the treatment of fever in children. However, the controversy surrounding the high incidence of adverse reactions in children ...

Google previewSurgery (2009)

Basic Science and Clinical Evidence by Jeffrey Norton, Philip S. Barie, Ralph R. Bollinger, Alfred E. Chang, Stephen Lowry, Sean J. Mulvihill, Harvey I. Pass, Robert W. Thompson

Acetaminophen is an analgesic and antipyretic with no antiinflammatory effect. Acetaminophen is the basis of pain control for mild postoperative pain. There is a ceiling dose past which there is no further effect. In addition, there is known ...

Google previewPerioperative Pain Management (2013)

by Richard D. Urman, Nalini Vadivelu

Pediatric Pharmacologic Management Non-Opioids Acetaminophen is the most widely used analgesic in the pediatric population. It differs from nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) as it inhibits central cyclooxygenase (COX) as ...

Google previewHandbook of Drug Interactions (2003)

A Clinical and Forensic Guide by Ashraf Mozayani, Lionel Raymon

Acetaminophen is the most commonly used substance for self-poisoning in both the UK and the United States, and an extensive literature pertaining to toxicity and emergency treatment procedures exists Moderate Drinker Heavy Drinker Drug ...

Google previewNeurological Drug Reactions and Interactions (2005)

by Jerome Z. Litt

didanosine, dong quai, melatonin Note: Acetaminophen is the active metabolite of phenacetin Reactions Skin Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) [6] Angioedema (<1%) [6] Dermatitis [3] Diaphoresis Erythema [1] Erythema ...

Google previewAvery's Diseases of the Newborn (2011)

by Christine A. Gleason, Sandra E Juul

Acetaminophen is the most widely administered analgesic in patients of all ages. Acetaminophen inhibits the activity of cyclooxygenase in the central nervous system, decreasing the production of prostaglandins, and peripherally blocks pain ...

Google previewPalliative Care (2011)

Core Skills and Clinical Competencies by Linda L. Emanuel, S. Lawrence Librach

Acetaminophen is the most common over-the-counter analgesic drug. Its exact mechanism of action is not completely understood, but it does have peripheral and central actions. Dosage is limited to less than 4 g/day to ...

Google previewSmith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children (2010)

Expert Consult Premium by Peter J. Davis, Franklyn P. Cladis, Etsuro K. Motoyama

Acetaminophen is an antipyretic analgesic with minimal, if any, antiinflammatory and ...

Google previewUnderstanding Pain (2006)

What It Is, Why It Happens, and How It's Managed by Harry J. Gould, III, MD, PhD

Acetaminophen is the drug of choice in the elderly for mild to moderate musculoskeletal pain, because NSAIDs may significantly alter blood pressure, produce gastrointestinal problems and fluid retention, and compromise kidney function.

Google previewPediatric Anesthesiology Review (2010)

Clinical Cases for Self-Assessment by Robert S. Holzman, Thomas J. Mancuso, Navil F. Sethna, James A. DiNardo

Acetaminophen is an antipyretic and analgesic drug; its mode of action is not known. It is commonly used in JRA because it has no known drug interaction with anti-inflammatory agents and other agents used for treatment of JRA.

Google previewHigh Risk Pregnancy (2010)

Management Options - Expert Consult by David K. James, Philip J. Steer, Carl P. Weiner, Bernard Gonik

Acetaminophen is a component of a long list of over-thecounter medications and is one of the most widely used medications during pregnancy. The most common maternal problems relate to overdose and chronic abuse. The tissue damage is ...

Google previewEnvironmental Toxicology And Pharmacology Of Human Development (1997)

by Sam Kacew

Acetaminophen is a weak inhibitor of prostanoid biosynthesis with antipyretic and analgesic properties. It is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, reaching peak plasma concentrations in 60 min. Because of the ...

Google previewPharmacology and the Nursing Process7 (2014)

Pharmacology and the Nursing Process by Linda Lane Lilley, Shelly Rainforth Collins, Julie S. Snyder, Diane Savoca

Acetaminophen is a valuable alternative for those patients who cannot tolerate aspirin or for whom aspirin may be contraindicated. Acetaminophen is also the antipyretic (antifever) drug of choice in children and adolescents with flu syndromes, ...

Google previewThe Wilderness First Aid Handbook (2013)

by Grant S. Lipman

Acetaminophen is a common ingredient in overthecounter pain, cold, and ...

Google previewClinical Toxicology (2010)

Principles and Mechanisms, Second Edition by Frank A. Barile

Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Acetaminophen is the major hydroxylation metabolite ...

Google previewDental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (2012)

by James W. Little, Donald Falace, Craig Miller, Nelson L. Rhodus

Acetaminophen is the drug of choice.

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