phenacetin

noun
phen·ac·e·tin | \ fi-ˈna-sə-tən \

Definition of phenacetin 

: a white crystalline compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but withdrawn because of its serious side effects

called also acetophenetidin

First Known Use of phenacetin

circa 1887, in the meaning defined above

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phenacetin

noun
phen·ac·e·tin | \ fi-ˈnas-ət-ən \

Medical Definition of phenacetin 

: a compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but now withdrawn from use because of its link to high blood pressure, heart attacks, cancer, and kidney disease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