Medical Definition of Antipyretic
Antipyretic: Something that reduces fever or quells it.
There are 3 classes of antipyretic medications that are sold OTC (over-the-counter) without prescription:
From anti-, against + the Greek pyretos, fever from pyr, fire. The same root gives rise to pyrexia, a medical term for fever.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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