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Definition of 'acetylsalicylic acid'

Noun

  1. the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
       Synonyms: aspirin Bayer Empirin St. Joseph


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