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paracetamol (acetaminophen) (pa-ră-see-tă-mol) n. an analgesic drug that also reduces fever. It is taken by mouth to relieve mild or moderate pain, such as headache, toothache, dysmenorrhoea, and rheumatic pain, and to treat colds and influenza. Overdosage causes liver damage. Trade names: Calpol, Disprol, Panadol, Panaleve.

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paracetamol Analgesic drug that lessens pain and is also effective in reducing fever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain, such as headaches, toothaches and rheumatic conditions, and is particularly effective against musculoskeletal pain.