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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)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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PAUL GASCOIGNE, 50, breaks down on Loose Women as the former footballer reveals his addiction to infant painkiller Calpol.
He also revealed he had also previously checked into rehab because of an addiction to Calpol.
He told how he even got addicted to Calpol during his booze battle.
Ruiz said they told tourists, "if they purchased medicine at a chemist, specifically Imodium and Calpol, and kept the receipt, they would contact them when they returned home to process their claim, feigning a gastric illness caused by the hotel.
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We pack Calpol and plasters and now it is time we all take a CO monitor too.
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.
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.