antipyretic

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antipyretic

a remedy or drug that prevents or alleviates fever

antipyretic

[‚an·tē·pī′red·ik]
(pharmacology)
Any agent, such as aspirin, that reduces or prevents fever.
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These results do not rule out the role of AVP during antipyresis but rather suggest that several endogenous antipyretics may be involved in the febrile response (Moltz, 1993).
These findings suggest that AVP is centrally released during osmotic stimuli and hypovolemia and that 24-hour water deprivation, resulting in a combination of hypovolemia and hyperosmolality, would also be expected to release central AVP and, therefore, induce antipyresis.
During endotoxin fever, AVP-V1 antagonists infused within the ventral septum block salicylate antipyresis but had no effect on the antipyretic action of acetaminophen (Wilkinson & Kasting, 1990).
If these three factors are guaranteed, the child is likely to achieve adequate antipyresis.
The more rapid antipyresis in younger children has been attributed to their greater body surface, which allows for more rapid heat loss via the skin (Kauffman & Nelson, 1992).
Ibuprofen suspension received OTC approval for antipyresis and relief of mild to moderate pain.
Single-dose, placebo controlled comparative study of ibuprofen and acetaminophen antipyresis in children.