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Compound Summary for: CID 2244

Aspirin

Also known as: ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID; 2-Acetoxybenzoic acid; Ecotrin; Acenterine; Acylpyrin; Polopiryna; Easprin; Acetylsalicylate
Molecular Formula: C9H8O4   Molecular Weight: 180.15742   InChIKey: BSYNRYMUTXBXSQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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)   From: MeSH
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