What does aspirin mean?

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ˈæs pər ɪn, -prɪnas·pirin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph(noun)

    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

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  1. Aspirin(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.

Wiktionary

  1. aspirin(Noun)

    An analgesic drug, acetylsalicylic acid.

    Etymology: From the trademark Aspirin, from Acetylirte Spirsäure. The trade name Aspirin is a registered trademark in some countries, but has entered the English language in generic usage.

  2. aspirin(Noun)

    A tablet containing this substance.

    Etymology: From the trademark Aspirin, from Acetylirte Spirsäure. The trade name Aspirin is a registered trademark in some countries, but has entered the English language in generic usage.

Freebase

  1. Aspirin

    Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Aspirin was first isolated by Felix Hoffmann, a chemist with the German company Bayer in 1897. Salicylic acid, the main metabolite of aspirin, is an integral part of human and animal metabolism. While in humans much of it is attributable to diet, a substantial part is synthesized endogenously. Aspirin also has an antiplatelet effect by inhibiting the production of thromboxane, which under normal circumstances binds platelet molecules together to create a patch over damaged walls of blood vessels. Because the platelet patch can become too large and also block blood flow, locally and downstream, aspirin is also used long-term, at low doses, to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk of developing blood clots. It has also been established that low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or of the death of cardiac tissue. Aspirin may be effective at preventing certain types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aspirin

    The prototypical analgesic used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties and acts as an inhibitor of cyclooxygenase which results in the inhibition of the biosynthesis of prostaglandins. Aspirin also inhibits platelet aggregation and is used in the prevention of arterial and venous thrombosis. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p5)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspirin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspirin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of aspirin in a Sentence

  1. RJ Intindola:

    If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you feel pain, I’ll be your aspirin. If you are unhappy, I'll be your smile. If you are ill, I’ll be your prescription. But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me.

  2. York Cornwell added by email:

    But I think this goes beyond training, because we’re looking at such a huge range of conditions, some of the most common forms of helping that we see are simple things like providing a blanket or water, putting pressure on a wound, stabilizing a patient, or helping with medications like aspirin.

  3. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    If men were equally at risk from this condition -- if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains -- then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.

  4. Bruce Neal:

    Patients with sleep apnea, who are often at increased cardiovascular risk, need rigorous management with other indicated therapies, such as blood pressure lowering, statins, and antithrombotic drugs, i think the most interesting finding of the meta-analysis is that the best estimate of the effect of obstructive sleep apnea treatment on risk of major adverse cardiovascular events is very similar to the reduction in risk seen with aspirin, beta-blockers, or statin medications.

  5. David Weinberg:

    For those persons already at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, on balance aspirin is a good idea to reduce cardiovascular disease risk alone, however, it appears it will also reduce colorectal cancer risk at the same time, which represents a benefit with little or no additional risk if aspirin is already indicated.

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