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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: as′pi-rin

Definition: A widely used analgesic, antipyretic, and antiinflammatory agent; also used as an antiplatelet agent. Although a generic in the U.S., aspirin remains a proprietary name in other countries.

Synonym(s): acetylsalicylic acid

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