Dictionary » P » Phenacetin

Phenacetin

phenacetin

(Science: chemical) 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)-


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,479 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link