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acetaminophen

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noun acet·amin·o·phen \ə-ˌsē-tə-ˈmi-nə-fən, ˌa-sə-tə-\

Simple Definition of acetaminophen

  • : a medicine that is used to relieve pain and fever

Full Definition of acetaminophen

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

acetaminophen

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noun acet·amin·o·phen \ə-ˌsēt-ə-ˈmin-ə-fən, ˌas-ət-\

Medical Definition of acetaminophen

  1. :  a crystalline compound C8H9NO2 that is a hydroxy derivative of acetanilide and is used in chemical synthesis and in medicine instead of aspirin to relieve pain and fever—called also paracetamol; see liquiprin, panadol, tylenol





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