[fuh-nas-i-tin] /fəˈnæs ɪ tɪn/

noun, Pharmacology.
a white, slightly water-soluble, crystalline solid, C 1 0 H 1 3 NO 2 , used in medicine chiefly as an agent for checking or preventing fever or for relieving pain: withdrawn because of unfavorable side effects.
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 Because of its kidney toxicity it has been superseded by paracetamol.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

phenacetin phe·nac·e·tin (fə-nās’ĭ-tĭn)
See acetophenetidin.


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