phenacetin


phenacetin
An analgesic and antipyretic; the “P” in APC, an analgesic combination also containing aspirin and caffeine; biotransformed to acetaminophen. SYN: acetophenetidin.

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phen·ac·e·tin fi-'nas-ət-ən n a compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but now withdrawn from use because of its link to high blood pressure, heart attacks, cancer, and kidney disease called also acetophenetidin

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phe·nac·e·tin (fə-nasґə-tin) the ethyl ether of acetaminophen, which is its major active metabolite, an analgesic and antipyretic; now little used because of its toxicity.

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  • Phenacetin — Phe*nac e*tin, Phenacetine Phe*nac e*tine, n. [Phenyl + acetic + in.] (Pharm.) A white, crystalline compound, {C10H13O2N}, once used in medicine principally as an antipyretic. It is now seldom used because of serious side effects. Syn: N (4… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phenacetīn — (Paraacetphenetidin), der Äthyläther des Acetylparaamidophenols C10N13NO2 oder C6H4(OC2H5).NH.CO.CH3, wird aus Paraphenetidin und Essigsäureanhydrid dargestellt und bildet farb , geruch und geschmacklose Kristalle, die sich kaum in kaltem Wasser …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Phenacetin — Phenacetin, s. Antipyretika …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • phenacetin — [fē nas′ə tin] n. [ PHEN + ACETIN] a white, crystalline powder, C2H5OC6H4NHCOCH3, used to reduce fever and to relieve headaches and muscular pains; acetophenetidin …   English World dictionary

  • Phenacetin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Phenacetin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Phenacetin — Phe|n|a|ce|tin [Kurzw. aus ↑ Phenetidin, ↑ Acet u. ↑ in (3)], das; s; Syn.: N (4 Ethoxyphenyl)acetamid, (veraltet:) 4 Ethoxyacetanilid, N Acetyl p phenetidin; …   Universal-Lexikon

  • phenacetin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1887 a white crystalline compound C10H13NO2 formerly used to ease pain or fever but withdrawn because of its serious side effects called also acetophenetidin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phenacetin — /feuh nas i tin/, n. Pharm. 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solid, C10H13NO2, used in medicine chiefly as an agent for checking or preventing fever or for relieving pain: withdrawn because of unfavorable side effects. Also called… …   Universalium

  • phenacetin — noun Any of a class of analgesic and antipyretic drugs derived from acetanilide …   Wiktionary


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