What does aspirin mean?

Definitions for aspirinˈæs pər ɪn, -prɪn

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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


  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.


  1. aspirin(Noun)

    An analgesic drug, acetylsalicylic acid.

  2. aspirin(Noun)

    A tablet containing this substance.

  3. Origin: 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.


  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)


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Barrymore:

    America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.

  2. John Barrymore:

    America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.

  3. Andrew Chan:

    What it looks like is even reasonably low doses like a baby aspirin a day has some benefit, what's unclear is if higher doses have more of an effect. I think that question is still open.

  4. 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.

  5. Yin Cao:

    Evidence has been accumulating very rapidly showing aspirin works in reducing cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality, it is good to remember, though, if a person wants to take a low-dose aspirin, especially if a person has had cancer, they will want to have an initial conversation with their doctor first.

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