acetylsalicylic acid definition

  • noun:
    • See aspirin.
    • The acetate ester of salicylic acid; aspirin.
    • the acetylated by-product of salicylic acid; utilized as an analgesic anti inflammatory medicine (trade brands Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) frequently drawn in tablet form; made use of as an antipyretic; slows clotting associated with blood by poisoning platelets

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