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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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BABIES who are given the new meningitis B vaccine are likely to suffer a fever linked to the jab and need Calpol.
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As for the non-displaced wrist fracture, the defendant said her daughter had suffered a fall, and had been crying, but had been given Calpol and had gone to sleep.
ASCHOOLGIRL who was prescribed Calpol by a nurse when she was suffering from life-threatening meningitis has triumphed in her million-pound fight for compensation.
CALPOL, as every parent knows, is magic in a bottle.
I remember once he had a high temperature at night, I gave him Calpol and in the morning said: 'You don't have to go to school'.
Dr Salawati Abdul-Salam allowed nine-month-old Aleesha Evans to be discharged from the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, after telling her parents to give her Calpol for a viral infection.
The younger group (2 to 5 years) was made up of 33 patients, and they were prescribed Calpol Infant Suspension.
Considering many people were accompanied by young children, it is likely that the hardest drug available was Calpol.
I was getting some Calpol for my baby," said full-time mum Tanya.
ANGUISHED Cheryl Cole is surviving on chocolate, peppermint tea and kiddies' medicine Calpol as she battles to get over her split from love-rat husband Ashley.