Pronunciation: meth'il sa-lis'i-lat
Definition: The methyl ester of salicylic acid, produced synthetically or distilled from Gaultheria procumbens (family Ericaceae) or from Betula lenta (family Betulaceae); used externally and internally for the treatment of various forms of rheumatism.
Synonym(s): checkerberry oil, gaultheria oil, sweet birch oil, wintergreen oil
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