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antipyretic

 [an″te-, an″ti-pi-ret´ik]
1. effective against fever; called also antifebrile.
2. something having this effect, such as a cold pack, aspirin, or quinine; antipyretic drugs dilate the blood vessels near the surface of the skin, thereby allowing more blood to flow through the skin, where it can be cooled by the air. An antipyretic can also increase perspiration, the evaporation of which cools the body. Called also febricide and febrifuge.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ti·py·ret·ic

(an'tē-pī-ret'ik),
1. Reducing fever. Synonym(s): antifebrile, febrifugal
2. An agent that reduces fever (for example, acetaminophen, aspirin). Synonym(s): febrifuge
[anti- + G. pyretos, fever]
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antipyretic

(ăn′tē-pī-rĕt′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Reducing or tending to reduce fever.
n.
A medication that reduces fever.

an′ti·py·re′sis (-rē′sĭs) n.
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antipyretic

Antifebrile adjective Referring to an antifebrile agent or effect noun An agent that relieves or reduces fever
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

an·ti·py·ret·ic

(an'tē-pī-ret'ik)
1. Reducing fever.
Synonym(s): antifebrile.
2. An agent that reduces fever (e.g., aspirin).
[anti- + G. pyretos, fever]
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antipyretic

A drug or other measure which lowers a raised body temperature.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Antipyretic

A drug that lowers fever, like aspirin or acetaminophen.
Mentioned in: Fever
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ti·py·ret·ic

(an'tē-pī-ret'ik)
1. Reducing fever.
Synonym(s): antifebrile, febrifugal.
2. An agent that reduces fever (e.g., acetaminophen, aspirin).
[anti- + G. pyretos, fever]
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