- a white, slightly water-soluble, crystalline solid, C10H13NO2, used in medicine chiefly as an agent for checking or preventing fever or for relieving pain: withdrawn because of unfavorable side effects.
Origin of phenacetin
Also called acetophenetidin.
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Some of these coal-tar remedies are Acetanilid, and Antipyrin, and Phenacetin.A Handbook of Health
You might tell Andrews to bring me some phenacetin, will you, dear?The Making of a Soul
Remember that it is the manufacturers of phenacetin who say this.
For the headaches, phenacetin, alone or in combination with caffein and bromide of sodium, may be tried.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
He fervently blessed the shortage of phenacetin that had forced him to take pilocarpin as a sweating substitute for fever.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
- a white crystalline solid formerly used in medicine to relieve pain and fever. Because of its kidney toxicity it has been superseded by paracetamol. Formula: CH 3 CONHC 6 H 4 OC 2 H 5Also called: acetophenetidin
C19: from phenetidine + acetyl + -in
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