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glossary:acetaminophen [2007/09/05 04:38]
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glossary:acetaminophen [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +A pain reliever and fever reducer. Brand name: Tylenol. The exact mechanism of action of acetaminophen is not known. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold (that is, by requiring a greater amount of pain to develop before it is felt by a person). Acetaminophen reduces fever through its action on the heat-regulating center (the "​thermostat"​) of the brain. Generic is available. See:​[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=lymphedema_and_pain_management |Lymphedema and Pain Management]]
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 +Common Misspellings:​ acetamenophine,​ acetomenophin ​
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