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Definition of the noun acetaminophen
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noun - plural: acetaminophens
- an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic
Alternative definition of the noun acetaminophen
- [US] A white crystalline compound used in medicine as an anodyne to relieve pain and reduce fever.
- synonym: paracetamol
"Acetaminophen" is a musical EP of The Astonishing Urbana Fall.
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.
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Printed books with definitions for Acetaminophen
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by Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, Maren Stewart Mayhew
Analgesic Acetaminophen is a centrally acting analgesic.
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 ...
by H. Stephen Stoker
Acetaminophen is a derivative of acetamide in which a hydroxyphenyl group has replaced one of...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pain Review (2009)
by Steven D. Waldman
Acetaminophen is a safe drug in the newborn and is available in liquid formulations for ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
by Jerome Z. Litt
didanosine, dong quai, melatonin Note: Acetaminophen is the active metabolite of phenacetin Reactions Skin Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP)  Angioedema (<1%)  Dermatitis  Diaphoresis Erythema  Erythema ...
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 ...
Palliative 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 ...
Expert Consult Premium by Peter J. Davis, Franklyn P. Cladis, Etsuro K. Motoyama
Acetaminophen is an antipyretic analgesic with minimal, if any, antiinflammatory and ...
Understanding 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.
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.
High 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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
by Grant S. Lipman
Acetaminophen is a common ingredient in overthecounter pain, cold, and ...
Clinical Toxicology (2010)
Principles and Mechanisms, Second Edition by Frank A. Barile
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Acetaminophen is the major hydroxylation metabolite ...
by James W. Little, Donald Falace, Craig Miller, Nelson L. Rhodus
Acetaminophen is the drug of choice.
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Scrabble value of A1C3E1T1A1M3I1N1O1P3H4E1N1
The value of this 13-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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