acetylsalicylic acid

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ace·​tyl·​sal·​i·​cyl·​ic acid | \ ə-ˈsē-tᵊl-ˌsa-lə-ˌsi-lik- How to pronounce acetylsalicylic acid (audio) \

Definition of acetylsalicylic acid

: a white crystalline derivative C9H8O4 of salicylic acid used for relief of pain and fever : aspirin sense 1 Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid and is based on salicylic acid, which was originally extracted from willow bark.Berkeley Wellness Letter Episodes are often precipitated by the ingestion of alcohol and chocolate and do not occur after exercise or the use of acetylsalicylic acid as in this patient.— Mandakolathur R. Murali et al.

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Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid and synthetic caffeine does the trick of combating headaches, drowsiness, and nausea. Kyle Beechey, Bon Appétit, "I Tried Those New, Flashy Hangover Cures to See If They Worked," 25 Oct. 2019 Alas, the scientist accidentally ingests a bit of his experimental tissue, designed to keep growing unless it's kept in a solution of acetylsalicylic acid. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Ars celebrates 25 years of The Tick by picking our top ten favorite episodes," 10 Sep. 2019 To bolster this kind of spot treatment, Dr. Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology in New York City, dissolves an aspirin into warm water before freezing, as the acetylsalicylic acid helps to dry up breakouts. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Kate Moss’s Secret Facial Remedy Is Already in Your Freezer," 12 June 2019 Some of those include: - Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), first identified in willow bark - Morphine, first identified and isolated from poppyseed and a now potent opioid and pain reliever. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al.com, "Alabama universities excited about hemp research," 4 June 2019 Bayer applied for a German patent but was rejected, as acetylsalicylic acid had been synthesized earlier, first by a French chemist and later by a German chemist. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Aspirin’s Four-Thousand-Year History," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of acetylsalicylic acid

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetylsalicylic acid

partial translation of German Acetylosalicylsäure, from Acetyl acetyl + Salicylsäure salicylic acid

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The first known use of acetylsalicylic acid was in 1864

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“Acetylsalicylic acid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetylsalicylic%20acid. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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acetylsalicylic acid

noun
ace·​tyl·​sal·​i·​cyl·​ic acid | \ ə-ˈsēt-ᵊl-ˌsal-ə-ˌsil-ik- How to pronounce acetylsalicylic acid (audio) \

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