All the things that aspirin does

Friday, November 21, 2008


Was surfing the net and I came across this very interesting article regarding the therapeutic effects aspirin posseses and the future it holds.

Ask any medical student and he or she will tell you that aspirin reduces fever, pain, and inflammation but may cause ulcers. If prompted, students may also recollect that it prolongs bleeding and may prevent strokes and heart attacks, but they are unlikely to know of aspirin’s use in treating cancer or Alzheimer’s
disease.

A very interesting artical where it explores the therapeutic usage of aspirin besides serving as an analgesic, anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory. I reckon every medical student should know how aspirin inhibit the cyclo-oxygenase pathway, interupting the synthesis of prostaglandins (eg PGE2/PGI2) and how low doses of aspirin serves as a selective COX-1 inhibitor used in treating ischemic heart problem.

Many does not know It is also used in treating Alzheimer and cancer by inhibiting the same cyclo-oxygenanse pathway.

Enjoy

Kindly click on the link above.

2 comments:

Tan Yee Ping said...

cyc :)

i respect ur strong passion for medicine :)

i believe success is in ur life :)

Yong Chuan said...

Thank you yee ping, I believe the same goes to you too. Medicine is not a course, its a life. So it is a life long learning process =) work hard dear.