About This Chapter
Aspirin & Pharmacology - Chapter Summary
These study resources examine the pharmacology and uses of aspirin. Our expert pharmacology instructors walk you through several topics related to aspirin, including its drug classification, functionality, pharmacokinetics, indications, side effects, hydrolysis and more.
These lessons are available to access whenever you have free time, which makes for a flexible and convenient studying experience. You can review the chapter in sequence or jump to specific topics from your course dashboard. After reviewing a lesson, take the accompanying self-assessment quiz to check your understanding of the material.
How It Helps
These lessons can benefit pharmacology students and healthcare professionals who may need to take an introductory pharmacology course. These aspirin-related lessons can help supplement your current pharmacology course or prepare yourself for an upcoming pharmacology training or continuing education exam. If you work in a healthcare occupation and want to increase your knowledge of aspirin and pharmacology concepts, these lessons can help you study at any time that's convenient.
Upon completion of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Identify different types of aspirin and what they're used for
- Know how aspirin was discovered
- List aspirin's ingredients and drug classification
- Explain how aspirin works, as well as its mechanism of action
- Outline the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of aspirin
- Understand aspirin's indications and contraindications
- Assess the side effects of aspirin use, and see how it interacts with other drugs
- Analyze the hydrolysis of aspirin
1. What is Aspirin? - Definition, Uses & Types
This lesson is going to describe what aspirin is and the different medical uses for aspirin. We will also discuss the main types of aspirin and how they are taken.
2. History of Aspirin: Origin & Discovery
Pain, fever, inflammation, tons of product, thousands of years of history, a small little white pill. What do these things all have in common? Aspirin! Find out about the origin and discovery of this wonder drug.
3. Aspirin: Classification & Ingredients
Aspirin is a very common over-the-counter medication that has many uses. It is widely used throughout the world. In this lesson, we will learn about aspirin's classification and ingredients.
4. How Does Aspirin Work? - Overview & Mechanism of Action
Most people have heard that aspirin can reduce the risk of a heart attack, but how does it do that, and what else can it do? In this lesson, we will learn about the benefits of aspirin and how it works.
5. Aspirin: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics
Aspirin is a well-established drug with many proven uses. In this lesson, we'll learn about the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drug aspirin.
6. Aspirin: Contraindications & Indications
Aspirin is often referred to as a wonder drug because of its many uses. However, not everyone should take aspirin. In this lesson, we'll learn about the indications for aspirin use and also look at the contraindications for aspirin.
7. Aspirin: Side Effects & Drug Interactions
Aspirin is a drug with many different uses, but there are still factors to consider before taking this medication. In this lesson, we will review the side effects of aspirin as well as its interactions with other drugs.
8. Hydrolysis of Aspirin: Mechanism & Reaction
Aspirin is a very popular and well-known over-the-counter drug, but if it is exposed to water, then the reaction makes it ineffective. In this lesson, we will learn how this reaction occurs.
9. Aspirin vs. Acetaminophen
This lesson is going to go over a wide variety of differences between aspirin and acetaminophen. You'll learn about some of the major differences with respect to side effects, their classifications, and much more.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 220 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.