Aspirin

Aspirin

Aspirin is an anti-platelet medicine that thins the blood and reduces the risk of blood clots forming.

Source: NHS Choices UK1

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Aspirin: The prototypical analgesic used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties and acts as an inhibitor of cyclooxygenase which results in the inhibition of the biosynthesis of prostaglandins. Aspirin also inhibits platelet aggregation and is used in the prevention of arterial and venous thrombosis. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p5)2

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References

  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ poisoning/ symptoms/ 
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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