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(Pharmacology) a white crystalline solid formerly used in medicine to relieve pain and fever. Because of its kidney toxicity it has been superseded by paracetamol. Formula: CH3CONHC6H4OC2H5. Also called: acetophenetidin
[C19: from phenetidine + acetyl + -in]


(fəˈnæs ɪ tɪn)

a white, crystalline solid, C10H13NO2, formerly used to relieve pain and fever: withdrawn because of unfavorable side effects.
[1885–90; phen (etidine) + acet (yl) + -in1]
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Noun1.phenacetin - a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain
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I'll take the phenacetin," she promised, "but I hate going to bed early.
Possible toxins include: opioids, cholinergics, narcotics, cocaine, organophosphates, alcohol, atropinics, cyanides, methanol, heroine, carbon monoxide, camphor, boric acid, heavy metals, datura, hydrocarbons, botulinum, acetone, iron, digoxin, clonidine, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, salicylates, tricyclic antidepressants, theophylline, barbiturates, sedatives, hypnotics, amphetamines, nitrates, nitrites, phenacetin, phenothiazines, arsenic, anticholinergic drugs (such as antihistamines, antidepressants, phenothiazines), anticonvulsants, carbon tetrachloride and plant products such as mushrooms, fava beans, etc.
Medications having the potential to induce hemolysis include sulfonamides, nitrofurantoin, phenacetin, quinidine, primaquine, hydralize, and certain derivatives of vitamin K.
The most common chemicals found in cocaine factories and labs are sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, sodium carbonate, caustic soda, ammonia, phenacetin, sodium metabisulfite, isopropyl alcohol, activated carbon, urea, ethyl acetate, and levamisole.
2] Acetaminophen (paracetamol, N-acetyl-p-aminophenol; APAP) was discovered in 1889 and is an active metabolite of phenacetin.
Other additives include benzocaine and lignocaine, which are local anaesthetics used in dentistry, caffeine and phenacetin, a painkiller banned in several countries as overuse was linked to cancers.
Controls tend to be lax, the journalist wrote, since the chemicals in question--things like acetone, lidocaine, potassium permanganate, phenacetin and sulfuric acid--have many legal uses (in the pharmaceutical industry, for example, or for producing batteries).
A subsequent search of the yard however, found three buried plastic containers with 438 grammes of cocaine, 230 grammes of levamisole, an anthelmintic (worming) drug used in animals and cancer treatment, and an amount of phenacetin, a pain-relieving and fever-reducing drug.
Acetaminophen, an aniline, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) belongs to the para-amino phenol class and is an active metabolite of two other anilines, phenacetin and acetanilide which were both found to metabolise to paracetamol and P-phenatidine or aniline, respectively.
The contact phone number on both sites was linked to Scott, who was stopped by officers in Hampshire in May last year and found to be in possession of a quantity of phenacetin - another cutting agent.