antipyresis


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Related to antipyresis: febrifuge, pyretic

an·ti·py·re·sis

(an'tē-pī-rē'sis),
Symptomatic treatment of fever itself rather than of the underlying disease.

antipyresis

[-pīrē′sis]
Etymology: Gk, anti + pyretos, fever
the condition or state of being free from fever.

an·ti·py·re·sis

(an'tē-pī-rē'sis)
Symptomatic treatment of fever itself rather than of the underlying disease.

antipyresis

(ant″i-pī″rē′sĭs) [ anti- + pyre(tic) + -sis]
Use of drugs to prevent or treat fever.
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AVP per fused into the brain of sheep caused antipyresis, and following subsequent perfusions, AVP levels wet increased and seizure activity was observed (Veal, Cooper, & Ruwe, 1984).
In view of the discovery that AVP levels are increased during antipyresis with indomethacin and not acetaminophen, it is possible that the use of acetaminophen may be more beneficial in febrile seizures than NSAIDs.
Antipyresis caused by stimulation of vasopressinergic neurons and intraseptal or systemic infusion of gamma-MSH, American Journal Physiology 266, R614-621.
Potent stimuli for vasopressin release, hypertonic saline and hemorrhage, cause antipyresis in the rat.
A case in point: The role of vasopressin in thermoregulation during fever and antipyresis.
Vasopressin: Its role in antipyresis and febrile convulsion.
Central vasopressin V1-blockade prevents salicylate but not acetaminophen antipyresis.