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of, for, or producing a fever
Not to be confused with:
pyrrhic – (of a victory) won at too great a cost to be of use by the victor; a metrical foot of two short or unaccented syllables
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Relating to, producing, or affected by fever.

[New Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos, fever, from pūr, fire; see paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots.]
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(Pathology) pathol of, relating to, or characterized by fever. Compare antipyretic
[C18: from New Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos fever, from pur fire]
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(paɪˈrɛt ɪk)

of, pertaining to, affected by, or producing fever.
[1685–95; < New Latin pyreticus= Greek pyret(ós) fever + Latin -icus -ic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pyretic - causing fever
antipyretic - preventing or alleviating fever
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Being at a higher temperature than is normal or desirable:
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[paɪˈretɪk] ADJpirético
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, pyretic
a. pirético-a, rel. a la fiebre.
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Evaluation of analgesics, anti-inflammatory and anti- pyretic activity.
Furthermore, in poetic texts, pyretic metaphors prevail when it comes to describing the internal 'hot' state of the poet (fire, combustion), as well as military metaphors (involving bullet wounds or wounds from lances in which the poet describes himself as a target) and metaphors that are demonic in nature (conjuring visits from Satan or from a spirit, as we shall see below).
(9) Those who could afford it, relieved their weariness by travelling to Bath, Baden-Baden or Aix-les-Bains to spend months 'taking the waters;' sitting in pyretic baths; Bergonie Chairs; or being rejuvenated with galvanic and faradic batteries.
On admission day 3, patient was noted to be hypotensive with MAP's < 60 mmHg and persistently pyretic. Multiple polygeline fluid boluses were given and a noradrenaline infusion was started.
Traditionally, Ampelopsis grossedentata is used as tea in Yao people in China to treat pyretic fever and cough, pain in pharynx and larynx, and jaundice hepatitis.
Network application on top of the controller can facilitate Floodlight REST or any intermediate interpreter, such as Pyretic. Each network application provides efficient control of an isolated slice.