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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Analgesics: How Do They Work? Turns Out We Don’t Actually Know

Nanobots? A series of tubes? I have a headache just thinking about it.

 

For as much as people rely on acetaminophen–better known as Tylenol–for pain relief, we don’t actually know why it works. There are a few theories, but no one can say for sure. In the latest from The American Chemical Society’s Reactions series, they try to explain the possible ways this stuff works, and also why it might be more dangerous than you think.

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