Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of ACETAMINOPHEN

:  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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