antipyretic

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antipyretic

a remedy or drug that prevents or alleviates fever
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antipyretic

[‚an·tē·pī′red·ik]
(pharmacology)
Any agent, such as aspirin, that reduces or prevents fever.
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They possess purgative, tonic, febrifugal, expectorant and diuretic properties.
Among their finds, based on the help of native informants, was the cough-suppressing syrup of Tolu, the folkloric tonic sarsaparilla, coca leaves, and the febrifugal bark of the so-called Peruvian balsam tree (Myroxylon pereirae), known in Quechua as quina, meaning bark, or sometimes as quinquina, meaning bark of barks, by which name cinchona bark was often called in error.