from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A toxic white powder, C11H12N2O, formerly used to reduce fever and relieve pain.
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- n. The drug phenazone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An artificial alkaloid, believed to be efficient in abating fever.
In addition to dyestuffs, it is a starting-product for the manufacture of many drugs, such as antipyrine, antifebrin, &c.
M.e. Doudieux remembered that a few days before she had received a packet of capsules marked "antipyrine," and she sent the box to M. Godard, advising him to take one or two before he retired.
I will merely add, however, that I have long known that the dosage of phenacetin, antipyrine, morphine, chloralamid, chloral, the bromides, and many other remedies might be reduced by resort to the same procedure; all of which is merely equivalent to stating that their pharmaco-dynamic energy may be increased in this way.
"Nothing; only I had a headache and I took a big dose of antipyrine."
PAPILLON, G.E. Accidents consécutifs à la suppression brusque du café chez les caféiques; café et antipyrine.
Influence of certain drugs upon the toxicity of acetanilide and antipyrine.
My head aches as if it would burst, and I have taken five grains of antipyrine.
In these are generally compounded phenacetine, caffeine, antipyrine, acetanilid, or morphine, diluted with soda, or sugar of milk.
The capsule of antipyrine which I swallow is, before my doing so, visible to all eyes; once in my mouth, I am the only one to perceive it.
We do not use those narcotics and compounds of antipyrine and other similar agents which are very depressing in their effects, and, like morphine and other preparations of opium, give only temporary relief, and interfere with the action of the heart, but we use treatment that builds up the system, removes the cause of the difficulty and restores the nervous system and all the organs of the body to a normal and healthful condition.
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