Class of medications based on salicin (obtained from the bark of the willow tree) or its compounds; employed as analgesics, anti-inflammatory agents, or antipyretics, which act on the central and peripheral nervous systems, especially the thalamus. Also copies some elements present in adrenal hormones.

SALICYLATES: "Many drugs are derived from salicylates."
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