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View in Spanish: Derivado del ácido acetilsalicílico liberador de óxido nítrico

Nitric oxide-releasing acetylsalicylic acid derivative (NY-trik OK-side A-seh-til-SA-lih-SIH-lik A-sid dih-RIH-vuh-tiv)
A substance being studied in the prevention of colorectal cancer. It is a form of aspirin that gives off nitric oxide gas and is less irritating to the lining of the stomach than plain aspirin. It is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Also called NCX 4016.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.