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What is aspirin and how does it relieve pain? - R
Aspirin and How it Works
October 2, 2012
The Different Uses of Aspirin in Every Day Life
Aspirin has been around for a very long time. There are aspirin bottles that date back from 1899. Aspirin is another name for
, a mild analgesic. Aspirin is a
is an acidic
that is made in to a
. Aspirin is good in reducing fevers, useful in the relief of headache and muscle and joint aches. Mild infection, headaches, and swelling even in some cases it has been used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, it has also been used to relive minor stroke or heart attacks before. Most often it is used to treat useful in the relief of headache and muscle and joint aches.
is the and active ingredient in aspirin. This is the compound that makes all of its important properties work Acetyl salicylic acid also known as Aspirin, it is an acetyl derivative of
acid that is a white (notice how aspirin is white),
and acidic materiel.
What Aspirin helps with
Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory drug that is used to help reduce inflammation in injured tissue and block prostaglandin.
fatty acids, which are made with rapid muscle contraction. Aspirin affects the specific muscle or muscles that are experiencing
inflammation at the time.
Aspirin acts by inhibiting the production of body chemicals that are necessary for blood clotting and are noted for sensitizing nerve endings to pain.
Aspirin is a
drug that has limited potential for abuse. schedule V
drug some sedatives, antianxiety agents, and
Where aspirin affects your brain
Aspirin affects the
parietal lobes is witch located behind the central sulcus, and above the occipital lobe. The optic nerves pass through the parietal lobe to the occipital lobe. Functions of the parietal lobe include information processing, movement, speech, visual perception, recognition, PAIN, touch sensation, and cognition. The brain plays an important role in the human body. Its four lobes determine who we are and the reasons behind our perceptions.
Inflammation- when tissue becomes more filled with blood.
Non-narcotic acetylsalicylic acid –the active ingredient in asprin
Rheumatoid arthritis-the painful stiffening of joints
Salicylic acid- is a white crystalline easily dissolvable in water, used as a preservative for food and aspirin.
–transparent (see through) material formed by crystallization
Prostaglandin- it is any
various oxygenated unsaturated fatty acid.
Oxygenated-when oxygen has been infused into a substance.
Unsaturated-has area that can soak up and disperse
Perception-the way in which one person views a topic
Hains, Bryan C. Ph.D.: Pain, N.Y., N.Y. 2007 print.
Platt, Richard: Stephen Biesty’s Incredible Body, N.Y., N.Y. 1998 print.
Bayer HealthCare. “Aspirin history” Bayer HealthCare, 2009, web. 9/27/12
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