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Aspirin MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Aspirin
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.426.559.389.657.410.595.176
Unique ID
D001241
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001241
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
2-(Acetyloxy)benzoic Acid
Acetylsalicylic Acid
Acetysal
Acylpyrin
Aloxiprimum
Colfarit
Dispril
Easprin
Ecotrin
Endosprin
Magnecyl
Micristin
Polopirin
Polopiryna
Solprin
Solupsan
Zorprin
Pharm Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Fibrinolytic Agents
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Antipyretics
Registry Number
R16CO5Y76E
Related Numbers
50-78-2
CAS Type 1 Name
Benzoic acid, 2-(acetyloxy)-
NLM Classification #
QV 95
Public MeSH Note
65; was ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID 1963-64
History Note
65; was ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID 1963-64
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Aspirin Preferred
Acylpyrin Narrower
Aloxiprimum Related
Colfarit Narrower
Dispril Narrower
Easprin Narrower
Ecotrin Narrower
Endosprin Narrower
Magnecyl Narrower
Micristin Narrower
Polopirin Related
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Solprin Narrower
Solupsan Related
Zorprin Narrower
Acetysal Narrower
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