aspirin aspirin  /ˈæs prɪn/


  • (n) 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



  1. A British study challenges the usefulness of aspirin for those who haven't already had a heart attack.
  2. People with a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer could cut their chances of developing the disease in half by taking a daily dose of aspirin, researchers said.
  3. With the rise of wonder drugs, the common aspirin might have been expected to suffer a decline.


  1. Adaptrin® Announced Today Details Of How Its Scientifically Proven, All Natural Tibetan Herbal Supplement, Promotes ...

    Adaptrin® announced today details of how its scientifically proven, all natural Tibetan herbal supplement, promotes cardiovascular health in both men and women. While baby aspirin is often advised for patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, Adaptrin® can offer similar long-term benefits for cardiovascular health, all of which are supported by both long standing traditions and clinical ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Aspirin Slows DNA Mutations In Pre-Cancerous Conditions

    Lee Rannals for – Your Universe Online A new study has determined a possible explanation as to why aspirin is able to lower the risk of some cancers. Aspirin has been known to lower the risk of cancers, and researchers wrote in the journal PLOS Genetics that the reason why is because the medicine slows the accumulation of DNA mutations in abnormal cells in at least one pre-cancerous ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. Aspirin may fight cancer by slowing DNA damage

    Aspirin is known to lower risk for some cancers, and a new study points to a possible explanation, with the discovery that aspirin slows the accumulation of DNA mutations in abnormal cells in at least one pre-cancerous condition.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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  1. "So we just have to calm down here, take two aspirin, go to bed, think about it in the morning," Clinton said.
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Politico

  2. "Are vaccines safe? It's like asking me if aspirin is safe. It's safe most of the time, but in certain people it may not be," Healy says.
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Bernadine Healy Source:

  3. "If we feel like we need it, it's like aspirin, we're going to take it," Ryan said. "It's definitely a good chunk of what we're going to use."
    on May 24, 2005 By: Rex Ryan Source: Ravens Insider

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