Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, is one of the oldest and most well-known medications for headaches, fever, pain, and even prevention of heart attack and stroke. How does this drug cause relief of these symptoms? Check out this episode of Medicurio to learn about the quite interesting mechanism of aspirin in the body.
Many people choose to take acetylsalicylic in fact, aspirin has been used by humans for realized that chewing willow leaves seemed to treat their discomfort. salicylic acid to find ways of making it last most people have experienced and appreciated in this episode of medicurio, we will discuss and other uses of this drug aside from fever and pain relief. in addition,
Immune cells in the body are chemicals that can kill any invaders as well of course, the higher temperature and released despite this, fevers are not necessarily a effective way for your body to fight infection, should only be used if the fever has lasted high, both of which increase the risk of permanent damage to the body. nobody really knew for many years even after
Aspirin began to be sold. john vane discovered that a family of fat-derived be responsible for causing fever, inflammation, for his breakthrough discovery, he was awarded shared with two swedish biochemists, bengt understanding this requires figuring out the was accomplished a few years after vane’s discovery. these fatty acids are cut off of membrane fatty acid and
Adds some oxygens to form an modified into a variety of different prostaglandins these functions include acting on the hypothalamus immune cells in inflammation, and sensitizing in blood, constricting and dilating blood protect the stomach lining from stomach acid, and so many other functions. and results in temporary reduction of prostaglandin-induced this inflammation
Doesn’t have to just come autoimmune diseases such as rheumatic arthritis however, since prostaglandins aren’t just using aspirin also stops other body functions as well. prevents from synthesizing is thromboxane this means by taking a low dose of aspirin and stroke and low-dose aspirin is actually on the other hand, aspirin also decreases which means that stomach
Acid can burn through since there is also less clotting occurring, therefore, taking aspirin to reduce the risk for people who are at low risk of developing who have a tendency of developing gastric some other possible side effects of aspirin another family of fat-based molecules, called these leukotrienes cause narrowing of airways when cyclooxygenase is inhibited, there
Are into leukotrienes, which sometimes exacerbates the symptoms of asthma. aspirin is not recommended for children because life-threatening damage to both the liver and brain. “baby aspirin” is called that because nowadays, it is actually used to prevent blood clotting as mentioned earlier. speaking of other fever relief drugs, it turns other common drugs such as
Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, you may recall from previous videos that steroids steroids work differently by inhibiting phospholipase that can lead to more side effects, such as cushing’s syndrome. are not steroids and can still decrease inflammation, whether it is fever, headache, inflammation, it has been taken by humans ever since the a nobel prize was even awarded for
Aspirin research. check out the description below for a more thanks for watching, and see you next time on medicurio.
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Aspirin and Prostaglandins By Medicurio