antipyrine

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noun an·ti·py·rine \-ˈpī-ˌrēn\

Definition of antipyrine

  1. :  an analgesic and antipyretic C11H12N2O formerly widely used but now largely replaced in oral use by less toxic substances (such as aspirin)

Origin and Etymology of antipyrine

from Antipyrine, a trademark


First Known Use: 1884


Medical Dictionary

antipyrine

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noun an·ti·py·rine \-ˈpī(ə)r-ˌēn\
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antipyrin

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Medical Definition of antipyrine

  1. :  an analgesic and antipyretic C11H12N2O that has been used topically to treat ear pain associated with middle ear infection—called also phenazone


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