noun, plural as·pi·rin, as·pi·rins.
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Example sentences from the Web for aspirin
I brought myself to such a totally relaxed state, without an aspirin or anything.Marie Mongan, champion of hypnobirthing, dies at 86|Olesia Plokhii|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
I always carry provisions in my backpack—water, aspirin, Tylenol, power bars.Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s experiences as a soldier and wheelchair user shaped her response to the Capitol riots|Emma Hinchliffe|January 14, 2021|Fortune
I did it to breathe better, to stop the peculiar aches, to chase the kids longer and play basketball without needing aspirin.Tallying up a year of loss: A lot of pounds, too many loved ones, countless connections|Jerry Brewer|December 27, 2020|Washington Post
A lot of people take adult aspirin for their entire life because it’s thought to be helpful to reduce inflammation and reduce heart disease.
I assume he turned something else into aspirin and black coffee the next morning.
It held aspirin, Sal Hepatica, cigarette papers and a Mason jar full of tobacco.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, did he take over enough aspirin for hundreds of thousands of people?
What the film does allege is that OBI may have purchased mass quantities of aspirin to ship to victims at Goma.
If it's not covered by insurance, maybe you'll stay home, take aspirin, and live longer.
Unable to sleep the next morning, I left John to his snoring and went for an aspirin and black coffee.The Holes and John Smith|Edward W. Ludwig
I do have a little headache; would you happen to have any aspirin aboard?The Penal Cluster|Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
Jo loaded up with aspirin to deaden a toothache which was worrying her.The Luck of Thirteen|Jan Gordon
"Another aspirin is going to turn my luck," she thought, and therewith swallowed surreptitiously her last tabloid of the panacea.Alone|Norman Douglas
She swallowed dose after dose of aspirin, until finally, with the first gray streaks of dawn, she at last fell asleep.The Mystery of the Fires|Edith Lavell
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noun plural -rin or -rins
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A Closer Look
Ninety percent of the population experiences at least one headache each year. The most common type is a tension headache, which is caused by stress and is characterized by tightening of the muscles in the base of the neck and along the scalp. Aspirin alleviates headaches by blocking the body's production of prostaglandins, hormones that contribute to pain by stimulating muscle contraction and blood vessel dilation. For thousands of years, people chewed the bark of willow trees to control headache and other pain. The study of the properties of this medicinal plant led German chemist Hermann Kolbe to synthesize acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), a building block of aspirin, in 1859. A pure form of ASA wasn't prepared until 1897, by Felix Hoffman, a chemist in the Bayer chemical factory in Germany. After publication of successful clinical trials, aspirin was distributed in powder form in 1899 and as a tablet in 1900. Aspirin possesses a number of properties that make it one of the most recommended drugs. Besides being an analgesic, or pain reliever, it also reduces inflammation that often accompanies injuries or diseases, such as arthritis. It is also an antipyretic compound, or fever reducer. Aspirin is the only over-the-counter analgesic approved for prevention of cardiovascular disease. New research suggests that aspirin may also decrease the risk of some forms of stroke. Additional studies indicate that aspirin may play a role in reducing the risks of ovarian cancer.