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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10-12] But, only few studies have evaluated its antipyretic potential.
Gilani, Antinociceptive and antipyretic activities of the Zizyphus oxyphylla Edgew.
Antipyretic treatment for influenza increases mortality in animals, according to a 2010 review and meta-analysis led by Sally Eyers.
The current study was designed to explore the antinociceptive, antiinflammatory and antipyretic activity of pistagremic acid (PA), isolated from Pistacia integerima bark in various animal paradigms.
Although fever was considered a protective response for thousands of years the advent of antipyretic drugs has led to the common belief that fever is maladaptive and harmful3 and can cause brain damage and death.
Gowher (Now Doctor), proved that his test compounds have, though, antipyretic, anti-nociceptive and analgesic properties, but are devoid of potential to cause gastric ulceration and perforation, based on their selective role to inhibit cyclooxegenases.
This guideline has been developed to assist pharmacists, primary healthcare workers and general practitioners in risk-stratifying children who present with fever, deciding on when to refer, the appropriate use of antipyretic medication and how to advise parents and caregivers.
As well as being a painkiller, paracetamol is an antipyretic, meaning it brings down your temperature.
Potential medicinal properties reported by scientific research include anti-diabetic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-stress, anti-leprotic, antimalarial, hepato-protective, immuno-modulatory and antineoplastic activities.
The major objective of this study was to investigate the antinociceptive and antipyretic properties of the aqueous extract, crude saponin and the chromatographic fraction of crude saponin (Va-SB: Vernonia amygdalina saponin fraction B) from Vernonia amygdalina leaf.
It is one of the groups of enzymes in this process, known as cyclo-oxygenases, that are the main targets for the antipyretic drugs acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
Supportive treatment comprised antipyretic medication (paracetamol) as needed.