phenacetin

phenacetin

[fuh-nas-i-tin]
noun Pharmacology.
a white, slightly water-soluble, crystalline solid, C 1 0 H 1 3 NO 2 , used in medicine chiefly as an agent for checking or preventing fever or for relieving pain: withdrawn because of unfavorable side effects.
Also called acetophenetidin.


Origin:
1885–90; phen(etidine) + acet(yl) + -in2

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phenacetin (fɪˈnæsɪtɪn)
 
n
Also called: acetophenetidin a white crystalline solid formerly used in medicine to relieve pain and fever. Because of its kidney toxicity it has been superseded by paracetamol. Formula: CH3CONHC6H4OC2H5
 
[C19: from phenetidine + acetyl + -in]

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phenacetin phe·nac·e·tin (fə-nās'ĭ-tĭn)
n.
See acetophenetidin.

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