Fever: what is it?

Sunday 13 December 2009, 23:22

The term "fever" is used to mean an elevation in core body temperature above the accepted normal value of 37 °C, due to the so-called pyrogenic substances and generally associated with infection or other inflammatory processes. In other words,... more »

NSAIDs: efficacy and safety

Sunday 13 December 2009, 23:26

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and meloxicam) are among the most widely used medicines in the world, because of their anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects . NSAIDs are characterized by the... more »

New therapeutic potential for acetaminophen

Friday 04 December 2009, 00:25

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, paracetamol) is an analgesic-antipyretic drug. Unlike NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), acetaminophen has no or very weak anti-inflammatory properties and is void of gastrointestinal toxicity. This last... more »

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