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Acetylsalicylic acid

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acetylsalicylic acid
n. ASA, aspirin, drug that has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects, medication used to relieve pain

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Aspirin
Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a medication, often used to treat painfever, and inflammation. Aspirin is also used long-term, at low doses, to help prevent heart attacksstrokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk of developing blood clots. Low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or the death of heart tissue. Aspirin may be effective at preventing certain types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer.

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acetylsalicylic acid

Noun
1. the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
(synonym) aspirin, Bayer, Empirin
(hypernym) salicylate
(hyponym) aspirin powder, headache powder
(substance-meronym) salicylic acid, 2-hydroxybenzoic acid
(classification) trade name, brand name, brand, marque


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acetylsalicylic acid
noun
see ASPIRIN


Dizionario inglese-italiano 1.0.012

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ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID
ACIDO ACETILSALICILICO. ASPIRINA


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