acetylsalicylic acid


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acetylsalicylic acid

(əsēt'əlsăl'ĭsĭl`ĭk), acetate ester of salicylic acidsalicylic acid
or 2-hydroxybenzoic acid,
C6H4(OH)CO2H, a colorless, crystalline organic carboxylic acid that melts at 159°C;; it is soluble in ethanol and ether but is only slightly soluble in water.
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acetyl derivative of salicylic acid (see salicylate) that is used to lower fever, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and thin the blood. Common conditions treated with aspirin include headache, muscle and joint pain, and the inflammation caused by rheumatic fever and
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acetylsalicylic acid

[ə¦sed·əl¦sal·ə¦sil·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COOC6H4COOH A white, crystalline, weakly acidic substance, with melting point 137°C; slightly soluble in water; used medicinally as an antipyretic. Also known by trade name aspirin.
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While acetylsalicylic acid is proven and accepted as standard therapy in these patients, recent trials demonstrate that a combination of ASA and dipyridamole is superior to ASA.
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BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from ESPRIT (European/Australasian Stroke Prevention in Reversible Ischaemia Trial), published in The Lancet today, confirm that extended-release dipyridamole plus acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)(i), marketed as Aggrenox(R) or Asasantin(R) Retard, is superior to acetyl salicylic acid (ASA) as an antithrombotic prevention treatment for stroke patients.
Acetylsalicylic acid provides no additional reduction of flushing beyond that achieved by Tredaptive.
This applies to approved dementia drugs as well as to other active substances such as acetylsalicylic acid, vitamin E, hormones, or NSAIDs.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- for example, acetylsalicylic acid and ibuprofen -- are the best known inhibitors of COX (cyclo-oxygenase), an enzyme involved in the inflammation pathway.
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com References [x] Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is also marketed as Aspirin(R)
Preventing recurrence of stroke in patients with a recent ESUS is an important unmet medical need as the risk of recurrent stroke in patients on guideline-recommended antiplatelet(s) including acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), clopidogrel or ASA plus dipyridamole is three to six per cent per year.