Antipyretic
Antipyretic An`ti*py*ret"ic, a. (Med.) Efficacious in preventing or allaying fever. -- n. A febrifuge. [1913 Webster]

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  • antipyretic — reducing fever; that which reduces fever, 1680s, from ANTI (Cf. anti ) + Gk. pyretos fever, burning heat, related to pyr fire (see FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • antipyretic — [an΄tīpī ret′ik, an΄tēpī ret′ik, an΄tipī ret′ik] adj. reducing fever n. anything that reduces fever …   English World dictionary

  • Antipyretic — Something that reduces fever or quells it. There are 3 classes of antipyretic medications that are sold OTC (over the counter) without prescription: {{}}Salicylates aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), choline salicylate (Arthropan), magnesium… …   Medical dictionary

  • Antipyretic — Antipyretics are drugs that reduce body temperature in situations such as fever. [cite web |url=http://www.merriam webster.com/dictionary/antipyretic |title=Definition of antipyretic|accessdate=2007 12 19 |format= |work=Merriam Webster Online… …   Wikipedia

  • antipyretic — noun Date: circa 1681 an agent that reduces fever • antipyretic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antipyretic — antipyresis /an tee puy ree sis, an tuy /, n. /an tee puy ret ik, an tuy /, Med., Pharm. adj. 1. checking or preventing fever. n. 2. an antipyretic agent. [1675 85; ANTI + PYRETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • antipyretic — 1. adjective That reduces fever; fever reducing. The antipyretic action of AVP is limited mainly to its action in a precise location in the ventral septum, though there is some evidence for a similar action in the medial amygdala. 2. noun A… …   Wiktionary

  • antipyretic — adjective used to prevent or reduce fever. noun an antipyretic drug …   English new terms dictionary

  • antipyretic — n. a drug that reduces fever by lowering the body temperature. Several analgesic drugs have antipyretic activity, including aspirin and paracetamol …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • antipyretic — an•ti•py•ret•ic [[t]ˌæn ti paɪˈrɛt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) med pha preventing fever 2) med pha an antipyretic agent • Etymology: 1675–85 an ti•py•re′sis ˈri sɪs n …   From formal English to slang

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