phenacetin


phen·ac·e·tin

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:  a white crystalline compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but withdrawn because of its serious side effects —called also acetophenetidin

Origin of PHENACETIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1887

phen·ac·e·tin

noun \fi-ˈnas-ət-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

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: a compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but now withdrawn from use because of its link to high blood pressure, heart attacks, cancer, and kidney disease—called also acetophenetidin

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