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Paracetamol. Gwyneth Thurgood. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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The crystal structure of paracetamol. This is a chemical used in the pharmaceutical industry for the treatment of aches and pain and to reducee a fever. It works by inhibiting an enzyme, which if active results in the production of prostaglandins (pro-inflammatory chemicals).


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