Definition of acetylsalicylic acid in US English:

acetylsalicylic acid

noun

  • systematic chemical name for aspirin
    • ‘In the United States, the low-dose tablet contains 81 mg of acetylsalicylic acid, whereas in Europe, it is 75 mg.’
    • ‘Only the parent acetylsalicylic acid has any significant effect on platelet function.’
    • ‘Inuit near the treeline, for example, could access pine, the inner bark of which is rich in acetylsalicylic acid.’
    • ‘The supplements Mr E took that were of concern included gingko biloba and acetylsalicylic acid.’
    • ‘Unlike acetaminophen, which is also a pain reliever and fever reducer, acetylsalicylic acid also reduces inflammation caused by various conditions.’
    • ‘The active ingredient in aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid.’
    • ‘Coadministration of acetylsalicylic acid and warfarin increases the risk of bleeding.’
    • ‘Since acetylsalicylic acid is one of the best documented treatments in secondary prophylaxis of stroke, the effectiveness of its combination with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors must be urgently proved.’
    • ‘Since then, aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, has remained one of the world's safest, least expensive, and most consumed analgesics.’
    • ‘In 1853 the French chemist Charles Gerhardt synthesised acetylsalicylic acid - the active ingredient of willow bark.’
    • ‘What we know as ‘aspirin’ is acetylsalicylic acid, which is found in the bark of the willow tree.’
    • ‘The willow tree bark and leaves are rich in salicin, a compound similar to acetylsalicylic acid, the chemical name for aspirin.’
    • ‘Anticoagulants should not be used for prevention of vascular events, alone or in combination with acetylsalicylic acid, in patients with elevated blood pressure.’
    • ‘Acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin, is well known for its properties as a nonnarcotic analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug.’
    • ‘Its analgesic effects are somewhere midway between morphine and codeine, and the drug is frequently combined with either acetaminophen or acetylsalicylic acid with or without caffeine.’
    • ‘At the end of the nineteenth century a German company, Friedrich Bayer & Co, succeeded in creating a relatively safe and very effective chemical compound, acetylsalicylic acid, which was renamed aspirin.’
    • ‘These foods are referred to as salicylates, from the scientific name for aspirin: acetylsalicylic acid.’
    • ‘Acetylsalicylic acid, commonly known as aspirin, is the most popular therapeutic drug in the world.’
    • ‘It contains a chemical called salicin, which Bayer eventually transformed into little white tablets of acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin.’
    • ‘His laboratory reports from 27 September 1898 onward do not reveal why Dreser was then testing acetylsalicylic acid on its own rather than with the other four derivatives named in his 1899 paper.’

Pronunciation

acetylsalicylic acid

/əˌsētlˌsaliˌsilik ˈasid/