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APC (medicine)

Definition:

a drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin, phenacetin, and caffeine)

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

acronym

Plurals:

APC's | APCs

Type of:

medicine » drug » agent » causal agent

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

for sense 2: abbreviation for armpits and crotch
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

APC [disambiguation] | Apc

may refer to: Adenomatous polyposis coli, a type of colon cancer caused by a defect APC-protein due to mutations in the APC-gene | Antigen-presenting cell in medicine/immunology | Activated protein C, an anti-coagulant and anti-inflammatory protein | ... (34 of 597 words, 58 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/APC

Collins Dictionary:

APC

acetylsalicylic acid, phenacetin, and caffeine; the mixture formerly used in headache and cold tablets | [Australian, outdated, slang] a quick wash (20 of 441 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/apc

Oxford Dictionary:

armoured personnel carrier | APC [abbreviation]

an armoured military vehicle used to transport troops (8 of 31 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/armoured-personnel-carrier

New World Dictionary:

APC

aspirin, phenacetin, and caffeine, usually in a white tablet ("APC tablet") used for reducing fevers, relieving headaches, etc. | armored personnel ... (20 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/apc

Random House Dictionary:

APC | A.P.C. [sense-specific] | armored personnel carrier [sense-specific] | aspirin, phenacetin, and caffeine [pharmacology, sense-specific] | any all-purpose cure [humorous, sense-specific]

[pharmacology] a compound formerly used in headache and cold remedies. | [humorous] any all-purpose cure | "armored personnel carrier" (for ... (18 of 29 words, 3 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/apc

Merriam-Webster:

APC

an armored vehicle used to transport military personnel (8 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/apc

Wiktionary:

APC

[military] armored personnel carrier | [music] A Perfect Circle | [cytology] anaphase promoting complex | [military] armor piercing capped | [wireless communication] antenna phase center (21 of 22 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/APC

American Heritage Dictionary:

armored personnel carrier | APC [abbreviation]

An armored vehicle, usually equipped with treads, used to transport infantry. (11 of 17 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/armored-personnel-carrier

Britannica Encyclopedia:

medicine [science]

the practice concerned with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease. The World Health Organization at its 1978 ... (23 of 896 words, 6 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/372431​/medicine

Cambridge Dictionary:

medication

a medicine, or a set of medicines or drugs used to improve a particular condition or illness (17 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/medication

Macmillan British Dictionary:

medicament [countable, formal] | medicaments [plural]

a substance used for treating an illness or injury (9 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/medicament

Columbia Encyclopedia:

medicine

the science and art of treating and preventing disease. (9 of 11 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0832483​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

medicament | medicaments [plural]

a substance used to treat an illness (7 of 30 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861629002​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

APC

Origin: for sense 2: abbreviation for armpits and crotch

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/apc

New World Dictionary:

APC

Origin: acetylsalicylic acid, phenacetin, and caffeine

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/apc

Merriam-Webster:

APC

First use: 1966

Origin: armored personnel carrier

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/apc

Audio references

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

APC

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "APC" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/apc

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