Aspirin

Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | Quotation | News

Aspirin Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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

Would you like to add your own explaination to this word 'Aspirin'?

Aspirin Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


C(AU) D(US)

Unscheduled(AU) GSL(UK) OTC(US)

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a drug. It is most commonly used as a pain killer, or to reduce fever or inflammation. It also has an anti-platelet effect - it reduces the number of platelets in the blood which reduces blood clotting- in that function it is used to prevent heart attacks. Aspirin is one of the most-used medical drugs in the world.

There are some possible side-effects to this drug. For example, large amounts can damage the kidneys. Children taking aspirin can develop Reye's syndrome which causes the liver to become fatty and not work properly and also the brain to become enlarged. Reyes syndrome can be fatal, but most children survive it with treatment.



'Aspirin' example sentence in quotations


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


Click here for more related quotations on 'Aspirin'

Aspirin Sample Sentences in News



Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Aspirin'


Search for more meaning of 'Aspirin' on the web