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  • Acetaminophen [r]: An analgesic antipyretic drug widely used for the treatment of headaches, fever and other minor aches and pains; has no antiinflammatory activity [e]
  • Cochrane Collaboration [r]: Group of volunteers who review the effects of health care interventions tested in biomedical randomized controlled trials. [e]
  • Digital object identifier [r]: Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals. [e]
  • Echinacea [r]: is a genus of nine perennial herbs, native to central and eastern North America, member of the Asteraceae or sunflower family and a member of the large tribe Heliantheae within the Asteraceae; three members of the genus are known principally for their uses as topical and internal herbal remedies; the plant is also appreciated and cultivated for its ornamental value as a garden flower. [e]
  • Fever [r]: Elevation in the central body temperature of warm-blooded animals caused by abnormal functioning of the thermoregulatory mechanisms. [e]
  • Food and Drug Administration [r]: The agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics. [e]
  • Headache [r]: Continuous pain perceived as being in the cranium. [e]
  • Infection [r]: Invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues, especially that causing local cellular injury due to competitive metabolism, toxins, intracellular replication or antigen–antibody response. [e]
  • Multiple sclerosis [r]: A chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). [e]
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent [r]: Medication other than corticosteroids having analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity due to their ability to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins. [e]
  • Pelargonium sidoides [r]: Medicinal plant native to South Africa, whose derivative in inexpensive cold and flu medicines of various brands have unproven efficacy. [e]
  • Phytotherapy [r]: The therapeutic use of plants or plant extracts to prevent or treat disease; it is most commonly a form of complementary and alternative medicine, following long culturally-specific traditions such as herbalism. Chemically extracted and concentration-controlled plant-derived substances are used in conventional medicine, but are usually not considered phytotherapy. [e]
  • Respiratory tract infection [r]: Illnesses caused by an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract: nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx. [e]
  • Virology [r]: The study of viruses, sometimes included in the field of microbiology. [e]
  • Virus (biology) [r]: A microscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism and can reproduce only with the assistance of the cells it infects. [e]
  • Vitamin C [r]: Required by a few mammalian species, including humans and higher primates. It is water-soluble and is usually obtained by eating fruits and vegetables; associated with scurvy (hence its chemical name, ascorbic acid). [e]