Aspirin is an acetylation product of o-hydroxybenzoic acid.
Aspirin uses and benefits
Aspirin is a common drug for relieving minor aches, pains, and fevers. People also use it as an anti-inflammatory or a blood thinner. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The generic term for aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid. It works by blocking a certain natural substance in your body to reduce pain and swelling.
- Aspirin can relieve mild to moderate pain, swelling
- The daily use of low-dose aspirin can lower the risk of cardiovascular events
- Rheumatic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other inflammatory joint conditions can be reduced