salsalate

salsalate
A combination of 2 molecules of salicylic acid in ester linkage. The compound is hydrolyzed during and after absorption to salicylic acid which, like other salicylates, exerts analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. SYN: salicylsalicylic acid.

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sal·sa·late (salґsə-lāt) [USP] a dimer of salicylic acid, which hydrolyzes in vivo to form salicylate; used for treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and related rheumatic disorders, administered orally.

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