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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

acetylsalicylic acid 
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)
Synonym:aspirin
US brand names:Ecotrin
Empirin
Entericin
Extren
Measurin
Abbreviation:ASA
Chemical structure:2-(acetyloxy)benzoic Acid