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
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Vicodin is the brand name for a combo painkiller that mixes hydrocodone, an opiate, with acetaminophen, the active ingredient of Tylenol.
In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, a pharmacy tech poses for a picture with hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, the generic version of Vicodin in Edmond, Okla.
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Origin and Etymology of acetaminophen
acet- + amino + phenol
First Known Use: 1958
ACETAMINOPHEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acetaminophen for English Language Learners
: a medicine that is used to relieve pain and fever
Medical Definition of acetaminophen
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