OBO ID: CHEBI:35493
Term Name: antipyretic Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • anti-pyretic
Definition: A drug that prevents or reduces fever by lowering the body temperature from a raised state. An antipyretic will not affect the normal body temperature if one does not have fever. Antipyretics cause the hypothalamus to override an interleukin-induced increase in temperature. The body will then work to lower the temperature and the result is a reduction in fever.
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Ontology: Chebi
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