Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A crystalline compound, C8H9NO2, used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US A white crystalline compound used in medicine as an anodyne to relieve pain and reduce fever.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[acet(o)– + amino– + phen(ol).]

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

  • 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.

    'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

  • 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.

    'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

  • 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.

    'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

  • 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.

    'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

  • 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.

    'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

  • 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.

    'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

  • 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.

    'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

  • 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.

    'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

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  • a.k.a. paracetamol. A surprisingly harmonious word.

    September 29, 2008