NCI Drug Dictionary
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An orally administered non-steroidal antiinflammatory agent. Acetylsalicylic acid binds to and acetylates serine residues in cyclooxygenases, resulting in decreased synthesis of prostaglandin, platelet aggregation, and inflammation. This agent exhibits analgesic, antipyretic, and anticoagulant properties. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|US brand names:||Ecotrin |
|Chemical structure:||2-(acetyloxy)benzoic Acid|