American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A crystalline compound, C8H9NO2, used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a white crystalline compound (HO.C6H4.NH.CO.CH3) used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic. It has molecular weight 151.16. It is the active ingredient in the commercial analgesics Tylenol and datril.
- n. 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)
- acet(o)- + amino- + phen(ol). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Leading company news, 11 million bottles of private-label acetaminophen sold by Wal-Mart, CVS, Safeway and more than 100 other retailers are being recalled.”
“And if you take that multi-symptom cold medication not sort of understanding that it has this big dose of acetaminophen, which is, you know, the active agreement in Tylenol and other products, and you take a Tylenol or some other acetaminophen-containing pill, you can actually risk overdose, and that can put your liver in trouble.”
“It's actually the Tylenol, the acetaminophen, that is complexed with many of the over-the-counter sleeping medication that would be terribly dangerous.”
“Madeleine's grandfather did indeed tell reporters that the McCanns gave the children Calpol, but Calpol is nothing more than a solution of liquid paracetamol (known as acetaminophen in the United States), marketed specifically for the treatment of children with flu-like symptoms or teething problems.”
“Lisa, we hear a lot about acetaminophen, which is in Tylenol and other things, can sometimes affect the liver.”
“And when you're thinking about Tylenol, it has the active ingredient acetaminophen, which is also the same active ingredient found in a lot of prescription medications.”
“We're talking about acetaminophen, which is one of the most common pain killers out there.”
“Headache pill reduces the pain of social rejection: paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, reduces the pain of social rejection according to a new findings of an overlap between the brain circuits involved in physical pain and those involved in feeling rejected, the researchers wondered whether painkillers would also ease emotional distress stemming from exclusion.”
“The Food and Drug Administration assembled 37 experts to recommend ways to reduce deadly overdoses with acetaminophen, which is the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S. and sends 56,000 people to the emergency room annually.”
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