aminopyrine

noun
ami·​no·​py·​rine | \ ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpī(-ə)r-ˌēn How to pronounce aminopyrine (audio) \

Definition of aminopyrine

: a crystalline compound C13H17N3O formerly used to relieve pain and fever but now largely abandoned for this purpose because of the occurrence of fatal agranulocytosis as a side effect in some users

First Known Use of aminopyrine

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aminopyrine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from amino + antipyrine

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“Aminopyrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aminopyrine. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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aminopyrine

noun
ami·​no·​py·​rine | \ ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpī(ə)r-ˌēn How to pronounce aminopyrine (audio) \

Medical Definition of aminopyrine

: a white crystalline compound C13H17N3O formerly used to relieve pain and fever but now largely abandoned for this purpose because of the occurrence of fatal agranulocytosis as a side effect in some users

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