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phenacetin

noun phen·ac·e·tin \fi-ˈna-sə-tən\

Definition of PHENACETIN

:  a white crystalline compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but withdrawn because of its serious side effects —called also acetophenetidin
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Origin of PHENACETIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1887
Medical Dictionary

phenacetin

noun phen·ac·e·tin \fi-ˈnas-ət-ən\

Medical Definition of PHENACETIN

:  a compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but now withdrawn from use because of its link to high blood pressure, heart attacks, cancer, and kidney disease—called also acetophenetidin

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