antipyretic

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From anti- +‎ pyretic.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌæntɪpaɪˈɹɛtɪk/
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antipyretic (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) That reduces fever; fever-reducing.
    • 1999, Otto Appenzeller, The Autonomic Nervous System, →ISBN, page 486:
      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.
    • 2001, Margaret Humphreys, Malaria: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States:
      Hailed as a general remedy against fevers, it spurred hot debate among seventeenth-century medical professionals, especially in England. The bark, which includes among other active ingredients quinine, has a mild antipyretic effect and a far stronger impact in cases of malaria.

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antipyretic (plural antipyretics)

  1. A pharmaceutical that reduces fever; a febrifuge.

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