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  • noun Alternative form of acetanilide.

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  • noun a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic


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  • They produced antikamnia medicines containing the coal tar derivative, acetanilid, an anti-fever drug with pain relieving properties somewhat related to paracetamol, but which would be later shown to be a toxic compound not to mention addictive.

    Boing Boing 2007

  • Except it consisted of a deadly combination of cocaine, acetanilid, and some rather nasty alkaloid botanicals.

    Dance Of Death Preston, Douglas 2005

  • The headache tablet is most likely one of the coal tar drugs like acetanilid, and that is positively harmful when taken too often.

    Evening Round Up More Good Stuff Like Pep William Crosbie Hunter

  • Their action is dependent upon one of the modern coal-tar products, usually acetanilid, because it is the cheapest.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI) Kenelm Winslow

  • Never take any sleeping powders except upon the advice of a physician, for the majority of these sleeping powders contain some harmful drug, as morphine, codeine, phenacetin or acetanilid.

    Herself Talks with Women Concerning Themselves

  • The relief afforded by most headache mixtures is due to the presence of antipyrin or acetanilid, and it has been shown conclusively that these drugs weaken heart action, diminish circulation, reduce the number of red corpuscles in the blood, and bring on a condition of chronic anemia.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark

  • But, unfortunately, acetanilid is also the one with the most depressant action on the heart.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI) Kenelm Winslow

  • The labels required by law are often deceptive and convey no adequate idea of the amount of drug consumed; for example, 240 grains of acetanilid to an ounce seems a small quantity of drug for a powder, but when one considers that there are only 480 grains in an ounce, it will be seen that each powder is one half acetanilid.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark

  • The new order that requires manufacturers to substitute acetanilid for acetphenitidin does no more than replace fog with mist.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen

  • One by one Mr. Adams tells about these medical fakes: habit-forming laxatives, head-ache powders full of acetanilid, soothing-syrups and catarrh-cures full of opium and cocaine, cock-tails subtly disguised as "bitters", "sarsaparillas", and "tonics".

    The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition Upton Sinclair 1923


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