Definition of Aspirin

1. Noun. The acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets.




Definition of Aspirin

1. n. A white crystalline compound of acetyl and salicylic acid used as a drug for the salicylic acid liberated from it in the intestines.

Definition of Aspirin

1. Noun. (uncountable pharmaceutical drug) An analgesic drug, acetylsalicylic acid. ¹

2. Noun. A tablet containing this substance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aspirin

1. a pain reliever [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aspirin

1. A potent inhibitor of cyclooxygenase whic blocks the sysnthesis of prostaglandins from arachadonic acid. It is used as an anti-inflammatory agent, analgesic, antipyretic. Synonym: acetyl salicylate. (18 Nov 2007)

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Literary usage of Aspirin

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1. The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women by Marian Sandmaier (1993)
"The research on aspirin is promising: This well-known "wonder drug" may help to both prevent and treat heart attacks. A study of more than 87000 women found ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Nevertheless, the question of a possible effect of prostaglandin on aspirin absorption at a shorter time after aspirin instillation remained. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"In 3 of these the results have been markedly good, and in about 20 others the administration of aspirin has been followed by improvement. ..."

4. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"aspirin is the most consumed drug in the United States, with an estimated 20-30 billion tablets ingested each year,5 but most users are suffering from pain, ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"In every case the reaction with the acid form of the aspirin is fastest for ... Formate, for example, attacks the acid form of aspirin itself more than 40 ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The effects of smoking, aspirin ingestion, and sex differences on bleeding times and bleeding ... Twenty-four hours after a single dose of 600 mg aspirin, ..."

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