- a crystalline substance, C8H9NO2, used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever.
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Now that a Danish study has associated maternal use of acetaminophen with ADHD, mothers are likely to panic.Could Tylenol Cause ADHD?
February 25, 2014
Word Origin and History for acetaminophen
U.S. name for "para-acetylaminophenol," 1960, composed of syllables from the chemical name; in Britain, the same substance is paracetamol.
- A crystalline compound used in chemical synthesis and in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fevers.
- A crystalline compound used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever. Chemical formula: C8H9NO2.