Acetylsalicylic acid - Definition

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Acetylsalicylic acid is most commonly known as aspirin, the first brand it was commercialized under. Aspirin has antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anticoagulant properties. It is used to lower fevers, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, or promote blood circulation. Taking aspirin can cause gastric problems, and is forbidden during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy or in case of ulcers.