aminopyrine

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noun ami·no·py·rine \ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpī(-ə)r-ˌēn\

Definition of aminopyrine

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of aminopyrine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from amino + antipyrine


First Known Use: 1906


Medical Dictionary

aminopyrine

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noun ami·no·py·rine \ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpī(ə)r-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of aminopyrine

  1. :  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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