Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A salt or ester of salicylic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any salt or ester of salicylic acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of salicylic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt of salicylic acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs)

Etymologies

salicyl(ic acid) + -ate2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • And she died from an overdose of methyl salicylate, which is the active ingredient in Bengay and many other of those sports balms.

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  • Salicylate 1-monooxygenase 1.14.13.1 1 Nomenclature EC number 1.14.13.1 Systematic name salicylate, NADH: oxygen oxidoreductase (1-hydroxylating, decarboxylating) Recommended name salicylate 1-monooxygenase Synonyms oxygenase, salicylate 1-mono - salicylate 1-hydroxylase salicylate hydroxylase (decarboxylating) salicylate monooxygenase salicylic hydroxylase CAS registry number 9059-28-3 2 Source Organism

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  • Topical products containing methyl salicylate distract the pain perception by causing cooling/warming skin sensations.

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  • It's not a huge stretch to think that if salicylate induces programmed cell death in plants to kill infected cells, maybe it's doing similar things in the animal kingdom to enhance the death of aberrant cells causing cancer," said Prof Burn."

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  • Changes in mental status can be subtle (i.e., drowsiness), can indicate severe salicylate toxicity and the need for hemodialysis.

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  • Most of an anti-inflammatory dose of aspirin is rapidly deacetylated to form salicylate as the active metabolite.

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  • Serious adverse effects result when the amount ingested exceeds 50-175 mg/kg of body weight. 1 Potentially lethal intoxications occur with ingestions exceeding 500 mg/kg. 2 The infrequency of pure salicylate overdoses allows its complex nature to be underestimated.

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