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A synthetic compound used as a painkilling and antipyretic drug.
- ‘Phenacetin was used as an analgesic and antipyretic drug until 1983 when it was removed from the market because it can induce nephropathy and cancer.’
- ‘I have seen several patients come to our emergency room over the years in acute renal failure induced by Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aspirin, phenacetin, and other anti-inflammatory drugs.’
- ‘Because of incidences of nephrotoxicity when taken over long periods, phenacetin is no longer available in the U.S. Found in two products.’
- ‘Abuse of combination analgesics containing phenacetin, antipyrine (phenazone) and caffeine have been associated with urinary tract tumors.’
Late 19th century: from pheno- + acet(yl) + -in.
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