from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white, crystalline compound, CH3COOC6H4COOH, derived from salicylic acid and commonly used in tablet form to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation. It is also used as an antiplatelet agent. Also called acetylsalicylic acid.
- n. A tablet of aspirin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An analgesic drug, acetylsalicylic acid.
- n. A tablet containing this substance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A white crystalline compound, acetyl salicylic acid (CH3.CO.O.C6H4.CO.OH) widely used as a drug for relief of pain and alleviation of fever. It has analgesic, antipyretic, and antiinflammatory properties, and is one of a class of agents called non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The name was originally a trade name, but has become the preferred name for the substance. It is actually a prodrug, liberating salicylic acid, the ultimate pharmacologically active agent, in the intestines. It is more effective when taken orally than is salicylic acid, because it dissolves more readily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A white crystalline compound, obtained by the action of acetic anhydrid or acetyl chlorid on salicylic acid; acetylsalicylic acid. It is used in the treatment of chorea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
So, changes in aspirin use could have been the reason for some of the extra heart attacks and strokes.
Even aspirin is deemed a mood-altering drug to be avoided — too bad if you take it to prevent blood clots.
US. baby aspirin is 81 milligrams and regular aspirin, 325 milligrams.
Most of an anti-inflammatory dose of aspirin is rapidly deacetylated to form salicylate as the active metabolite.
I protested that aspirin is the strongest drug that I take and it's unlikely that I would ever come into contact with the cartel.
The aspirin is an anticoagulant -- keeps blood from clotting properly.
Calling it an ‘aspirin factory’ just because they also made aspirin is a lie by omission.
Children at high risk for complications from the flu who should get vaccinated include those with asthma, immune suppression, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, HIV-AIDS, diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, long-term aspirin therapy, and any condition that can reduce lung function.
Other factors include being pregnant; other chronic lung problems, such as emphysema; chronic heart, kidney, liver or blood disorders; neurological disorders that cause breathing problems; diabetes; and being under 18 years old and on long-term aspirin therapy ..
At higher risk for complications, such as pregnant women, children under 5, adults over 65, and people with underlying medical conditions or immune deficiencies, as well as people under 19 years of age on long term aspirin therapy.