Aspirin

The chemical structure of aspirin for the more chemically inclined…..

chemical structure of aspirin

 Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicyclic acid is pain killer (analgesic), it belongs to the group of drugs known as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). 

It is used to treat minor aches and pains, to reduce fever (anti-pyretic) and as an anti-infammatory. Aspirin also blocks the activity of platelets – people at risk of cardiovascular disease take low dose aspirin to decrease the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

 NOTE : Aspirin is the most used medical drug in the world.

 Tit bits about the good, the bad and the ugly of aspirin from the blog.

aspirin preventing platelet aggregation  cells lining stomach being burnt because of aspirin saving the heart one aspirin at a time
  The cardiovascular power of a pain killer (aspirin) unplugged  Watch out, aspirin burns holes in your stomach  Diabetics should dump the baby aspirin since it’s not enough to prevent cardiovascular disease
     
aspirin is not for women    
 Aspirin discriminates against women    

 

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