paracetamol

noun

para·​cet·​a·​mol ˌper-ə-ˈsē-tə-ˌmȯl How to pronounce paracetamol (audio)
ˌpa-rə-
British

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The risk was also higher than in those taking paracetamol (acetaminophen or Tylenol). Mike Wehner, BGR, 20 May 2021 In view of the humanitarian aspects of the pandemic, it has been decided that India would license paracetamol and HCQ in appropriate quantities to all our neighboring countries who are dependent on our capabilities. Archana Chaudhary, Bloomberg.com, 5 May 2020 In view of the humanitarian aspects of the pandemic, it has been decided that India would license paracetamol and HCQ in appropriate quantities to all our neighboring countries who are dependent on our capabilities. Fortune, 7 Apr. 2020 Supplies of paracetamol, a common pain reliever sold as Tylenol in the United States, became so dangerously low that authorities restricted its sale. Norimitsu Onishi, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2020 Queued behind 2 people both buying the max amount of ibuprofen and paracetamol.. Pharmacist said stocks of that sort of thing are fairly low! Deirdre Hipwell, Bloomberg.com, 4 Mar. 2020 France already has stricter rules than many other countries regarding the sale of painkillers, and moved products like paracetamol and ibuprofen behind the counter earlier this year. Rob Picheta, CNN, 16 Mar. 2020 Because of my coronavirus symptoms, I was not allowed anti-inflammatory medicine (which my doctor said might be dangerous for Covid-19 patients—though other medical professionals dispute this), so I was given paracetamol and a dose of morphine. Ariane Chang, The New York Review of Books, 2 Apr. 2020 Previously, Lindmeier recommended people self-treating a COVID-19 infection use paracetamol, or acetaminophen, according to AFP. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

para- entry 1 + acetyl + amino + phenol

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paracetamol was in 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Paracetamol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paracetamol. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

paracetamol

noun

para·​cet·​a·​mol ˌpar-ə-ˈsēt-ə-ˌmȯl How to pronounce paracetamol (audio)
British

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