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

Examples of paracetamol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During her first visit, she was given paracetamol, to treat mild pain. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2024 To help alleviate flu symptoms, get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, and take medications like paracetamol or ibuprofen to reduce fever and muscle pain. Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 8 Dec. 2023 The doctor gave her hydroxyzine, an antihistamine with a sedative effect; paracetamol, a medication used to reduce fever; and an antibiotic, according to medical records obtained by Krzysztof and reviewed by TIME. TIME, 13 Oct. 2023 Where once boxes of paracetamol held sway, those same shelves brim with James Baldwin and Betty Friedan, Alfred Camus and Maya Angelou. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2023 Cuba is small, with just 11m people, and is short of basic goods such as rice and paracetamol. The Economist, 10 Apr. 2021 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,, 5 May 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,, 17 May 2020

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Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


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

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