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Antipyretic vs. Febrifuge

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Antipyreticadjective

(medicine) That reduces fever; fever-reducing.

Febrifugenoun

An antipyretic (fever-reducing) medication.

Antipyreticnoun

A pharmaceutical that reduces fever; a febrifuge.

Febrifugenoun

A medicine serving to mitigate or remove fever.

Antipyreticadjective

Efficacious in preventing or allaying fever.

Febrifugenoun

any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever

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Antipyreticnoun

any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever

Antipyreticadjective

preventing or alleviating fever

Antipyretic

An antipyretic (, from anti- 'against' and pyretic 'feverish') is a substance that reduces fever. Antipyretics cause the hypothalamus to override a prostaglandin-induced increase in temperature.

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