n. pharmacological drugs that help control fever or other forms raised body temperature. The drugs work by impacting the thermoregulatory center in the hypothalamus. The drugs help the body to dissipate heat faster by dilating peripheral arteries. Aspirin and similar medicines function as antipyretics.

ANTIPYRETICS: "The person with a fever was given antipyretics in order to reduce his or her body temperature. "
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