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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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Actavis' nonprescription portfolio includes a variety of antibiotic and anti-itch creams and ointments, ibuprofen suspensions and liquids for infants and children, nicotine replacement therapies, and the company's FeverAll brand of acetaminophen suppositories.
s FeverAll acetaminophen suppositories, meanwhile, offer parents of infants and children a safe and effective way to bring down a fever and reduce pain, the company states.
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Because it's often recommended by name, FeverAll is a 'destination buy' for parents that can also help drive store traffic.
For instance, FeverAll from Actavis is a suppository that allows parents to administer the correct dose of acetaminophen to their infants or children, even when the child is unable or unwilling to take an oral medicine.
which markets generic children's and infants' ibuprofen suspension liquids, generic infants' acetaminophen drops and FeverAll brand acetaminophen suppositories.
is achieving growth with FeverAll by offering an alternative delivery form: suppositories.