Aspirin: from a Historical Perspective

Author(s): Murat Ugurlucan, Ilker M. Caglar, Fatma N. Turhan Caglar, Sedat Ziyade, Oguzhan Karatepe, Yahya Yildiz, Ertugrul Zencirci, Funda Gungor Ugurlucan, Ahmet H. Arslan, Semra Korkmaz, Ugur Filizcan, Sertac Cicek

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery
Continued as Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Drug Discovery

Volume 7 , Issue 1 , 2012


Aspirin is one of the oldest medicines. Due to its wide range usage in different fields of medicine, we aimed to present the history, effects and different uses of aspirin in this review. Furthermore, recent patents of novel pharmaceutical interventions in the field of acetylsalicylic acid, expanding treatment options are presented. Literature search was performed in order to reach data and present information about aspirin from a historical perspective. Since its first use as a pain killer, aspirin has found a broad range of use in general medicine, cardiovascular medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, dentistry, gastroenterology, oncology with its different effects. Aspirin, a painkilling gift of history to mankind, with a history dating back to BC and various healing effects, promises to be of greater use in different fields of medicine with the light of recent studies, inspiring more research and gaining more popularity.

Keywords: Aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin in Oncology, Cardiovascular System, Aspirin Resistance, stroke prevention, inflammatory diseases, antiplatelet drug resistance, stomach ulcers, iron loss

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Year: 2012
Page: [71 - 76]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/157489012799362377
Price: $65

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