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A pain reliever and fever reducer. Brand name: Tylenol. The exact mechanism of action of acetaminophen is not known. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold (that is, by requiring a greater amount of pain to develop before it is felt by a person). Acetaminophen reduces fever through its action on the heat-regulating center (the “thermostat”) of the brain. Generic is available. See:Lymphedema and Pain Management

Common Misspellings: acetamenophine, acetomenophin

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