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Aspirin is a derivative of salicylic acid. It occurs as white crystals or powder. Aspirin is one of the most widely used analgesics (pain relievers) and fever reducers.

For pharmaceutical information please look under:
acetylsalicylic acid and
para-aminosalicylic acid

Thomas, C.L. 1985. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Co. Pub., Philadelphia. 2170.