Simple Definition of acetaminophen
: a medicine that is used to relieve pain and fever
Full Definition of acetaminophen
: a crystalline compound C8H9NO2 that is a hydroxy derivative of acetanilide and is used in chemical synthesis and in medicine to relieve pain and fever
Origin of acetaminophen
acet- + amino + phenol
First Known Use: 1958
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