Definition of Phenacetin

1. Noun. A white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic.




Definition of Phenacetin

1. n. A white, crystalline compound, C10H13O2N, used in medicine principally as an antipyretic.

Definition of Phenacetin

1. Noun. Any of a class of analgesic and antipyretic drugs derived from acetanilide. ¹

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Definition of Phenacetin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Phenacetin

1. A non-prostaglandin synthase inhibitor. It was utilised extensively in a wide variety of analgesic mixtures, but its causal role in analgesic-abuse nephropathy led to its withdrawal from the market. Chemical name: Acetamide, N-(4-ethoxyphenyl)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phenacetin

phellodermal
phelloderms
phellogen
phellogens
phelloid
phelloplastic
phelloplastics
phelonia
phelonion
phelonions
phen-fen
phenacaine
phenacaine hydrochloride
phenacaines
phenacemide
phenacetin (current term)
phenacetins
phenacetolin
phenaceturic acid
phenacite
phenacites
phenacomys
phenacridane chloride
phenacyclamine
phenacyl
phenacyl bromide
phenadoxone
phenaglycodol
phenakism
phenakisms

Literary usage of Phenacetin

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1. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"HI.l4 formed in the foregoing separation, it will be noted that, for every molecule of phenacetin involved, 2 atoms of iodine are required; ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"So far as safety is concerned, the advantage lies with phenacetin. A subnormal temperature from phenacetin was not observed ; it was, however, ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"The diagnosis of phenacetin poisoning was made. In conclusion the author states that Hinsberg and Kast found that in experiments on dogs, two to three hours ..."

4. Commercial Organic Analysis by Alfred Henry Allen, Wm. A. Davis (1912)
"Its efficacy in cases of neuralgia and rheumatism is said to greatly exceed phenacetin, from which it may be distinguished by its physical characters, ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1889)
"phenacetin.—A New Antipyretic.—This chemical product, brought to the ... phenacetin.—phenacetin is a slightly reddish inodorous and tasteless powder soluble ..."

6. The Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry by Edward Hart (1893)
"AC Having recently been retained as witness in a Government case involving the identity and purity of a certain drug, phenacetin, it has occurred to me that ..."

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