Ch 2: Aspirin & Pharmacology

About This Chapter

If you're an aspiring pharmacist or current health professional, use these lessons to supplement your knowledge of aspirin pharmacology. This self-paced chapter offers a convenient and quick way to study for tests or improve your understanding of the drug.

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.

Skills Covered

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

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Aspirin & Pharmacology
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What is Aspirin? - Definition, Uses & Types

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.

History of Aspirin: Origin & Discovery

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.

Aspirin: Classification & Ingredients

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.

How Does Aspirin Work? - Overview & Mechanism of Action

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.

Aspirin: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics

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.

Aspirin: Contraindications & Indications

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.

Aspirin: Side Effects & Drug Interactions

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.

Hydrolysis of Aspirin: Mechanism & Reaction

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.

Aspirin vs. Acetaminophen

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.

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