Meaning of phenacetin

phe•nac•e•tin

Pronunciation: (fu-nas'i-tin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a white, slightly water-soluble, crystalline solid, CHNO, used in medicine chiefly as an agent for checking or preventing fever or for relieving pain: withdrawn because of unfavorable side effects. Also called
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