A drug that reduces pain, fever, inflammation, and blood clotting. Aspirin belongs to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. It is also being studied in cancer prevention.

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... ASPIRIN, ASA (Ascriptin®, Bayer®, Ecotrin®, Empirin®, ZORprin®, and many others) treats fever, pain, and inflammation (swelling and redness) and reduces the ability of the blood to clot. Aspirin relieves the mild to moderate discomfort caused by a variety of conditions including arthritis, headaches, infections, menstrual cramps or pain, minor injuries, and other conditions. It can also be part of therapy to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Generic aspirin is available as tablets or caplets. Aspirin tablets can be enteric-coated, extended-release, or chewable. ...
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Aspirin Systematic (IUPAC) name 2-(acetyloxy)benzoic acid Id ...
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