Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
Aspirin is a good example of a tradename that has entered into the language. Aspirin was once the Bayer trademark for acetylsalicylic acid. On Aug. 10, 1897 young Bayer researcher, Felix Hoffman, first synthesized acetylsalicylic acid. Bayer registered the trademark "aspirin" on March 6, 1899. One hundred years later to the day, Bayer celebrated the event by turning its company headquarters into the world's largest pillbox. With over 200,000 square feet of cloth hung from scaffolding by 50 mountain climbers, Bayer transformed its 400-foot tall building in Leverkusen, Germany into one very large Bayer aspirin

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  • acetylsalicylic acid — [ə sēt′ l sal΄ə sil′ik, as′ə tilsal΄ə sil′ik] n. ASPIRIN …   English World dictionary

  • acetylsalicylic acid — SYN: aspirin. * * * ace·tyl·sal·i·cyl·ic acid ə sēt əl .sal ə .sil ik n ASPIRIN (1) * * * see aspirin * * * (ASA) ac·e·tyl·sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id (ASA) (ə seґtəl sal″ə silґik) chemical name for …   Medical dictionary

  • acetylsalicylic acid — /euh seet l sal euh sil ik, euh set , as i tl ; euh seet l sal euh sil ik, euh set , as i tl /, Pharm. aspirin (def. 1). [1895 1900; ACETYL + SALICYLIC ACID] * * * …   Universalium

  • acetylsalicylic acid — n. = ASPIRIN. Etymology: ACETYL + SALICYLIC ACID …   Useful english dictionary

  • acetylsalicylic acid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1897 aspirin 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acetylsalicylic acid — [ˌasɪtʌɪlˌsalɪ sɪlɪk, tɪl ] noun systematic chemical name for aspirin …   English new terms dictionary

  • acetylsalicylic acid — see aspirin …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acetylsalicylic acid — a•ce′tyl•sal•i•cyl′ic ac′id [[t]əˈsit lˌsæl əˈsɪl ɪk, əˈsɛt , ˈæs ɪ tl [/t]] n. pha aspirin 1) • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • acetylsalicylic acid — /ˌæsətlsæləˌsɪlɪk ˈæsəd/ (say .asuhtlsaluh.silik asuhd), /əˌsitl / (say uh.seetl ) noun → aspirin …   Australian English dictionary

  • nitric oxide-releasing acetylsalicylic acid derivative — A substance being studied in the prevention of colorectal cancer. It is a form of aspirin that gives off nitric oxide gas and is less irritating to the lining of the stomach than plain aspirin. It is a type of nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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