antipyretic

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an·ti·py·ret·ic

 (ăn′tē-pī-rĕt′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Reducing or tending to reduce fever.
n.
A medication that reduces fever.

an′ti·py·re′sis (-rē′sĭs) n.

antipyretic

(ˌæntɪpaɪˈrɛtɪk)
adj
(Medicine) preventing or alleviating fever
n
(Pharmacology) an antipyretic remedy or drug
antipyresis n

an•ti•py•ret•ic

(ˌæn ti paɪˈrɛt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-)

adj.
1. preventing fever.
n.
2. an antipyretic agent.
[1675–85]
an`ti•py•re′sis (-ˈri sɪs) n.

antipyretic

antiphlogistic.
See also: Remedies
any substance or medication effective in reducing fever. Also called febrifuge.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antipyretic - any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate feverantipyretic - any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Adj.1.antipyretic - preventing or alleviating feverantipyretic - preventing or alleviating fever  
pyretic - causing fever
Translations
Antipyretikumantipyretisch

an·ti·py·ret·ic

n. antipirético-a, agente reductor de la fiebre.

antipyretic

adj & n antipirético, antitérmico
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