salsalate

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salsalate

 [sal´sah-lāt]
an ester formed from two molecules of salicylic acid, used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

sal·sa·late

(sal'să-lāt),
A combination of two molecules of salicylic acid in ester linkage. The compound is hydrolyzed during and after absorption to salicylic acid that, like other salicylates, exerts analgesic and antiinflammatory effects.

salsalate

/sal·sa·late/ (sal´sah-lāt) a salicylate with analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory actions; used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

sal·sa·late

(sal'să-lāt)
A combination of two molecules of salicylic acid in ester linkage.
Synonym(s): salicylsalicylic acid.

salsalate (sal´səlāt),

n brand names: Armigesic, Anaflex, Arthra-G, Mono-Gesic, Salflex, and Salsitab;
drug class: salicylate, nonnarcotic analgesic;
action: blocks formation of peripheral prostaglandins, which cause pain and inflammation; antipyretic action results from inhibition of hypothalamic heat-regulating center; does not inhibit platelet aggregation;
uses: treatment of mild to moderate pain or fever, including arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.