paracetamol

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

Definition of paracetamol

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Examples of paracetamol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "India Partially Lifts Malaria Drug Export Ban on Trump Call," 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, "India eases malaria drug export ban after Trump call for supply to fight coronavirus," 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, "How France lost the weapons to fight a pandemic," 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, "Stockpiling Depletes Europe’s Supermarket Shelves on Virus Fears," 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, "France says ibuprofen may aggravate coronavirus. Experts say more evidence is needed," 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, "‘Corona Maman’: A Paris Clinic’s First Covid-19 Delivery," 2 Apr. 2020 Previously, Lindmeier recommended people self-treating a COVID-19 infection use paracetamol, or acetaminophen, according to AFP. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Does using ibuprofen when you have coronavirus make symptoms worse?," 18 Mar. 2020 There is no need for people to go out and panic buy at supermarkets, paracetamol and canned food or toilet paper. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "WATCH: Coronavirus shoppers fight over toilet paper," 7 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of paracetamol

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paracetamol

para- entry 1 + acetyl + amino + phenol

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“Paracetamol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paracetamol. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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paracetamol

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

Medical Definition of paracetamol

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