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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 elevated of most of the previously measured parameters and decreased GSH, SOD, and total protein levels.
APAP was dissolved in warm phosphate-buffered saline (PBS, 55[degrees]C) and cooled to 37[degrees]C before oral administration to mice.
Consistent with our observations in HepG2 cells, Tan increased nuclear Nrf2 accumulation and upregulated mRNA and protein levels of the Nrf2 target genes GCLC, NQO1 and HO-1 in C57BL/6J mice compared with mice treated with APAP alone.
The metabolic activation of APAP to NAPQI is catalyzed by a variety of cytochrome P450 isoforms including CYP2E1, CYP3A4, and CYP1A2 (Hinson et al.
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Accurately predicting the risk of renal damage following APAP overdose is essential for several reasons.
Oxidative stress is usually occasioned by increased level of this highly reactive species, NAPQI, and may contribute to the APAP hepatotoxicity via lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial damage, and ATP depletion [7].
The APAP says that many trusts nationwide are looking to introduce the emergency care assistant role.
Excessive use of APAP can damage the liver and if not treated, an overdose can lead to liver failure (Larson et al.
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That raises the possibility of sending uncomplicated obstructive sleep apnea patients home with APAP machines to see how they do, instead of to a sleep lab.
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