With the president surrounded by “a fast Hollywood crowd,” someone offered him amyl nitrite, or “poppers.”
There is a liquid called nitrite of amyl—frequently administered to patients suffering from heart disease.
Inhalations of nitrite of amyl are said to have been useful.
Nitrate of amyl, you understand, is the drug that is given to relieve sufferers from angina pectoris.
Flavoured with essence of jargonelle pear (acetate of amyl).
In such patients I should be disinclined to allow the use of amyl.
The action of nitrite of amyl seems to resemble that of cold.
Kurz has met with no unpleasant consequences, much less serious complications, from the application of nitrite of amyl.
Not in use clinically.Pressure Depressors Nitroglycerine and amyl nitrite, action transitory but rapid.
It is insoluble in ether and in absolute alcohol, and not readily soluble in amyl alcohol.
hydrocarbon radical, 1850, from Latin amylum, from Greek amylon "fine meal, starch," noun use of neuter of adjective amylos "not ground at the mill, ground by hand," from a-, privative prefix, "not" + myle "mill" (see mill (n.1)). So called because first obtained from the distilled spirits of potato or grain starch (though it also is obtained from other sources).
amyl am·yl (ām'əl)
The univalent organic radical, C5H11, occurring in many organic compounds in eight isomeric forms. Also called pentyl.