acetaminophen

[ uh-see-tuh-min-uh-fuh n, as-i-tuh- ]
/ əˌsi təˈmɪn ə fən, ˌæs ɪ tə- /

noun Pharmacology.

a crystalline substance, C8H9NO2, used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever.

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Origin of acetaminophen

First recorded in 1955–60; acet- + amino- + phen(ol)
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Medical definitions for acetaminophen

acetaminophen
[ ə-sē′tə-mĭnə-fən, ăs′ə- ]

n.

A crystalline compound used in chemical synthesis and in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fevers.
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Scientific definitions for acetaminophen

acetaminophen
[ ə-sē′tə-mĭnə-fən, ăs′ə- ]

A crystalline compound used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever. Chemical formula: C8H9NO2.
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