acetylsalicylic acid

noun
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 Tend Skin Women's AfterShave/Post Waxing Solution ($16, Amazon), for example, contains the anti-inflammatory agent acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin). Melanie Rud, SELF, 16 June 2022 Various historic accounts report that aspirin was registered in the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin on March 6, 1899, as the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. Kevin Dayhoff, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 19 Feb. 2022 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, 22 Apr. 2021 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, 22 Apr. 2021 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, 22 Apr. 2021 And while the acetylsalicylic acid can reduce inflammation, it shouldn't be used on your face. Leah Groth, Health.com, 14 Sep. 2020 In Peru, the church contributed 7,000 pills of azithromycin, dexamethasone, metamizole and acetylsalicylic acid to a clinic along with 1,000 baskets of oats, oil, rice, sugar, canned fish and other staples to residents. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Sep. 2020 The main reason is because acetylsalicylic acid is simply too harsh for your skin. Leah Groth, Health.com, 14 Sep. 2020 See More

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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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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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