phenacetin definition

  • noun:
    • See acetophenetidin.
    • some of a class of analgesic and antipyretic medications derived from acetanilide.
    • A white, crystalline chemical, C10H13O2N, once used in medication principally as an antipyretic. It is currently rarely utilized because of serious complications.
    • An acetyl by-product of amidophenol, occurring in small tasteless colorless crystals but somewhat dissolvable in water, antalgesic and antipyretic.
    • a white crystalline mixture made use of as an analgesic also as an antipyretic

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