Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid (acetosal) is a drug in the family of salicylates, often used as an analgesic (to relieve minor aches and pains), antipyretic (to reduce fever), and as an anti-inflammatory. It also has an antiplatelet ("blood-thinning") effect and is used in long-term, low doses to prevent heart attacks. originally derived from willow bark.
Within a two-week period in August of 1897, Felix Hoffmann synthesized aspirin, one of the most widely beneficial drugs ever, and heroin, one of the most harmful of illegal substances.
Acetylsalicylic Acid. Often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Also has an antiplatelet or "anti-clotting" effect and is used in long-term, low doses to prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood clot formation