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 (ə-sē′tə-mĭn′ə-fən, ăs′ə-)
A crystalline compound, C8H9NO2, used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever. Also called paracetamol.


(Pharmacology) a US name for paracetamol


(əˌsi təˈmɪn ə fən, ˌæs ɪ tə-)

a crystalline substance, C8H9NO2, used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever.
[1955–60; acet- + amino- + phen (ol)]
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Noun1.acetaminophen - an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammationacetaminophen - an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain


n acetaminofén m, acetaminofeno, paracetamol m (INN)
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APAP machines don't provide continuous pressure, but instead detect and respond to changes in upper airway flow or resistance patterns; the idea is to use the minimal effective pressure needed to maintain airway patency, which can change for various reasons, even body position
It is a safe analgesic at therapeutic dosages, but APAP overdose can cause severe liver injury (Reid et al.
APAP devices can automatically detect changes in surrogates of upper airway collapse and adjust the pressure delivered accordingly, allowing delivery of an optimal pressure throughout the night.
APAP devices monitor breathing on a breath-by-breath basis, delivering only the pressure a patient needs at the time they need it.
Now APAP are preparing for a pre-hearing review on July 24, at which it will be decided whether there is a case to answer at a tribunal.
Verispan measured the prescription rates for dual-eligible and low-income enrollees versus voluntary enrollees, and the statistics revealed that for five of the 10 most-dispensed drugs to patients with Medicare part D (hydrocodone/ APAP, furosemide, lisinopril, atenolol, and hydrochlorothiazide), more than 75% of scripts came from the dual-eligible population.
This equity financing is now complete upon the completion of the IV APAP acquisition from Bristol-Myers Squibb.
In the absence of specific symptoms, rapid turnaround time of APAP-screening tests can quickly rule out suspected APAP overdose.
Available data regarding APAP overdose in pregnancy is limited to case reports and a small prospective case series.
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APAP press officer Jonathan Fox called for ambulance staff to be granted similar rights to withdraw treatment if their safety was threatened.
Acetaminophen's motto would seem to be "pain relief without stomach upset," Dubbed APAP for short, acetaminophen became popular in the late 1940s and attained non-prescription status in 1955.