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salsalate

Pronunciation: sal'sa-lat

Definition: A combination of two molecules of salicylic acid in ester linkage. The compound is hydrolyzed during and after absorption to salicylic acid that, like other salicylates, exerts analgesic and antiinflammatory effects.

Synonym(s): salicylsalicylic acid

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