salicylic acid


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sal·i·cyl·ic acid

 (săl′ĭ-sĭl′ĭk)
n.
A white crystalline benzoic acid derivative, C7H6O3, used in making aspirin, as a preservative, and as a topical treatment for skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and warts.

[From French salicyle, the radical of salicylic acid, from salicine, salicin; see salicin.]

salicylic acid

(ˌsælɪˈsɪlɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline slightly water-soluble substance with a sweet taste and bitter aftertaste, used in the manufacture of aspirin, dyes, and perfumes, and as a fungicide. Formula: C6H4(OH)(COOH)
[C19: from salicyl (via French from Latin salix a willow + -yl) + -ic]

sal′i•cyl′ic ac′id

(ˌsæl əˈsɪl ɪk)
n.
a white crystalline substance, C7H6O3, prepared from salicin or phenol: used as a food preservative and in the manufacture of aspirin.
[1830–40; < French salicyl the diatomic radical of salicylic acid (< Latin salic-, s. of salix willow + French -yl]

sal·i·cyl·ic acid

(săl′ĭ-sĭl′ĭk)
A white, crystalline acid used to make aspirin, to treat certain skin conditions, and to preserve and flavor foods.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salicylic acid - a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertastesalicylic acid - a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes
acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin, Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph - the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
diflunisal, Dolobid - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Dolobid) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
hydroxy acid - any acid that has hydroxyl groups in addition to the hydroxyl group in the acid itself
Translations
acide salicylique
acido salicilico
acid salicilic

salicylic acid

n (Chem) → Salizylsäure f

sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id

n. ácido salicílico, ácido cristalino blanco derivado del fenol.

salicylic acid

n ácido salicílico
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Thus, lower concentration of salicylic acid is very effective to minimize the adverse effects of both salt and drought stress.
Smiling Beads Body Wash: Cleanse and buff away dirt, grime, and dead skin cells with the help of Pumice Powder, Sunflower Seed Wax, Glycolic acid, and Salicylic acid.
Jeremy Fenton recommends showering as soon as you can after you're done dancing, using an anti-acne body wash containing salicylic acid (which helps get rid of dead skin cells and decreases redness and swelling).
Both salicylic acid ointment and betamethasone ointment are topical agents for the treatment of limited chronic plaque psoriasis.
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The products treat acne and, according to the company, prevent new breakouts from forming by using salicylic acid.
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Salicylic acid a plant growth regulator and found in crystalline form is naturally present in several plants (Raskin et al.
Corns can be treated with corn plasters - they contain salicylic acid, which softens and breaks down the hard skin, which can then be removed with an emery board or pumice stone.
Salicylic acid clears away dead surface cells that, clog pores to help resolve and prevent breakouts; laminaria sac-charilia helps normalize the excess production of oil; and sea whip extract calms and soothes skin and helps reduce surface redness.
Seed priming with various plant growth hormones, such as salicylic acid, is a common technique for increasing the speed and uniformity of germination and seedling emergence under stress.