from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The trade-name of a preparation for medicinal use, antipyretic and anodyne in its action. It is said to contain acetanilide.
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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.