[uh-see-tuh-min-uh-fuh n, as-i-tuh-]

Origin of acetaminophen

First recorded in 1955–60; acet- + amino- + phen(ol) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for acetaminophen

Contemporary Examples of acetaminophen

  • Now that a Danish study has associated maternal use of acetaminophen with ADHD, mothers are likely to panic.

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    Could Tylenol Cause ADHD?

    Kent Sepkowitz

    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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

acetaminophen in Medicine


[ə-sē′tə-mĭnə-fən, ăs′ə-]
  1. A crystalline compound used in chemical synthesis and in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fevers.
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acetaminophen in Science


[ə-sē′tə-mĭnə-fən, ăs′ə-]
  1. A crystalline compound used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever. Chemical formula: C8H9NO2.
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