Postoperative Pain, Paracetamol

Ian Power, Lesley A. Colvin

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Paracetamol is the remaining para-aminophenol used in clinical practice for analgesia, being the active metabolite of the earlier, more toxic, drugs acetanilide and phenacetin. Paracetamol can be given orally, rectally, or parentally; has little anti-inflammatory activity; and is an effective analgesic and antipyretic (Fig. 1).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Pain
EditorsGerald F. Gebhart, Robert F. Schmidt
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-28753-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-28752-7
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Power, I., & Colvin, L. A. (2013). Postoperative Pain, Paracetamol. In G. F. Gebhart, & R. F. Schmidt (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pain (2 ed., pp. 3066-3068). [Chapter 3452] Springer .