phenacetin

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noun phen·ac·e·tin \fi-ˈna-sə-tən\

Definition of phenacetin

  1. :  a white crystalline compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but withdrawn because of its serious side effects —called also acetophenetidin

Origin and Etymology of phenacetin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1887


Medical Dictionary

phenacetin

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noun phen·ac·e·tin \fi-ˈnas-ət-ən\

Medical Definition of phenacetin

  1. :  a compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but now withdrawn from use because of its link to high blood pressure, heart attacks, cancer, and kidney disease—called also acetophenetidin


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