Aspirins and NASAIDs

  1. This may sound like a "not so smart" question, but is aspirin an NASAID. i was told it was not an nsaid, but like an nsaid. so which is it? please help
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  3. by   CuriousMe
    Well by the strictest of definitions, aspirin is non-steroidal, and it is an anti-inflammatory. So in that respect, it is an NSAID.

    However, it also decreases platelet aggregation....which is different from the class of drugs considered NSAIDs.

    Make sense?
  4. by   prdangelo665
    yes, thank you!