Derivative of acetylsalicylic acid releasing nitric oxide. Definition

Medical Definition: Derivative of acetylsalicylic acid releasing nitric oxide

Substance being studied in colorectal cancer prevention. It is a form of aspirin that releases nitric oxide gas and is less irritating to the lining of the stomach than plain aspirin. Is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Also called NCX 4016.

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