Synonyms for aspirin |

Synonyms for aspirin

1. aspirin (n.)

the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets


2. buffered aspirin (n.)

aspirin coated with a substance capable of neutralizing acid (trade name Bufferin)


3. aspirin powder (n.)

a powdered form of aspirin


4. enteric-coated aspirin (n.)

aspirin that is treated to pass through the stomach unaltered and to dissolve in the intestines