acetylsalicylic acid - definitions and synonyms

acetylsalicylic acid noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets

    Synonyms:

    aspirin / bayer / empirin / st. joseph