phenacetin(redirected from Phenacetinum)
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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 Because of its kidney toxicity it has been superseded by paracetamol.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]
phe•nac•e•tin(fəˈnæs ɪ tɪn)
a white, crystalline solid, C10H13NO2, formerly used to relieve pain and fever: withdrawn because of unfavorable side effects.