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paracetamols

paracetamols is a plural form of paracetamol

paracetamol

Definition:

an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

INN

Plural:

paracetamols

Type of:

analgesic » medicine » drug » agent

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

acetaminophen [USAN] | C8H9NO2 [chemical formula] | Anacin III [trade name] | Datril [trade name] | Panadol [trade name] | Phenaphen [trade name] | Tempra [trade name] | Tylenol [trade name]

Etymology:

Contraction of the chemical name para-acetyl aminophenol.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Paracetamol | acetaminophen | C8H9NO2  [chemical formula]

USAN, chemically named N-acetyl-p-aminophenol, is a widely used over-the-counter analgesic and antipyretic. Paracetamol is classified as a mild analgesic. It's commonly used for the relief of headaches and other minor aches and pains and is a major ... (37 of 7894 words, pronunciations, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Paracetamol

Britannica Encyclopedia:

acetaminophen [chemical compound] | paracetamol [synonym]

drug used in the treatment of mild pain, such as headache and pain in joints and muscles, and to reduce fever. It's formed in the body as a metabolite ... (29 of 134 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/3205​/acetaminophen

Wiktionary:

paracetamol | paracetamols [plural] | acetaminophen [United States, synonym, sense-specific]

[British, pharmacology, uncountable] An NSAID used to treat mild pain. | [British, pharmacology, countable] A paracetamol tablet. (16 of 17 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/paracetamol

Collins Dictionary:

paracetamol | acetaminophen [United States]

a mild analgesic and antipyretic drug used as an alternative to aspirin (12 of 405 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

paracetamol [British] | para-acetylaminophenol [synonym] | C8H9NO2[chemical formula] | Tylenol [North American, trademark] | Panadol [trademark] | paracetamols [related]

a synthetic compound used as a drug to relieve and reduce fever, usually taken in tablet form (17 of 55 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/paracetamol

paracetamol | paracetamols [related]

Syllabification: (par·a·ce·ta·mol) | British term for "acetaminophen". (6 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/paracetamol

Merriam-Webster:

acetaminophen | C8H9NO2 [chemical formula] | paracetamol [British]

a crystalline compound .. that is a hydroxy derivative of acetanilide and is used in chemical synthesis and in medicine to relieve pain and fever (25 of 51 words, pronunciation)

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

paracetamol [countable/uncountable, British] | paracetamols [plural]

a drug, usually in the form of pills, that you take to cure minor pains. The American word is acetaminophen. (20 of 47 words, pronunciations)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

paracetamol [British] | acetaminophen [United States] | acetaminophens [United States, plural]

a drug used to reduce pain (6 of 17 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/paracetamol

New World Dictionary:

acetaminophen

a white crystalline powder, CHCONHCHOH, used for reducing fever and relieving pain (12 of 23 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/acetaminophen

Columbia Encyclopedia:

acetaminophen

an analgesic and fever-reducing medicine similar in effect to aspirin. It's an active ingredient in many over-the-counter medicines, including Tylenol ... (20 of 125 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0802294​.html

Random House Dictionary:

acetaminophen [pharmacology] | C8H9NO2 [chemical formula]

a crystalline substance used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever. (14 of 22 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/acetaminophen

American Heritage Dictionary:

acetaminophen | C8H9NO2 [chemical formula]

A crystalline compound, ..., used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever. (13 of 21 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/acetaminophen

Encarta Dictionary:

acetaminophen | paracetamol [pharmacology, British, sense-specific]

a drug that relieves pain and reduces fever | a tablet or capsule containing acetaminophen (14 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583338​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

paracetamol

Origin: Contraction of the chemical name para-acetyl aminophenol.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/paracetamol

Merriam-Webster:

paracetamol [British]

First use: 1957

Origin: para- + acetyl + amino + phenol

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

Collins Dictionary:

paracetamol

First use: 20th century

Origin: from para-acetamidophenol

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

Oxford Dictionary:

paracetamol [British]

First use: 1950s

Origin: para-acetylaminophenol

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/paracetamol

Encarta Dictionary:

paracetamol [pharmacology, British, definition 1, definition 2]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: para-acetylaminophenol, its chemical name

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723640​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Paracetamol

Audio: "Acetaminophen"

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Paracetamol

Collins Dictionary:

paracetamol

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "paracetamol"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

paracetamol [countable/uncountable, British] | paracetamols [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "paracetamol"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "paracetamol"

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

Macmillan American Dictionary:

paracetamol [countable/uncountable, British] | paracetamols [plural]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "paracetamol"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "paracetamol"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/paracetamol

Cambridge Dictionary:

paracetamol [British]

Audio: British English pronunuciation of "paracetamol"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/paracetamol

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

paracetamol

Audio: North American pronunciation of "paracetamol"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=parac​12​m word=paracetamol

the Free Dictionary:

paracetamol

Audio: British English pronunciation of "paracetamol"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/paracetamol

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