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Select the correct answer. Why is it that Acetaminophen does not have anti - inflammatory...

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Select the correct answer. Why is it that Acetaminophen does not have anti - inflammatory effects?

A. It is a selective Cox - 2 inhibitor.

B. It is a selective Cox - 1 inhibitor.

C. Because of it's effects on prostaglandins.

D. Because of central, not peripheral, Cox inhibition.

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is a chemically synthesized drug that is non-steroidal in nature and mainly used to relieve headache, fever, and pain but this drug does not belong to the class of NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs).

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Acetaminophen is very much useful during high fever and pain. Although the exact mechanism of action of acetaminophen is not clearly known but it has...

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Acetaminophen vs. Paracetamol

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Chapter 1 / Lesson 14
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In this lesson, you're going to learn the difference between two drugs called acetaminophen and paracetamol. You'll also learn some alternative names for these drugs.


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