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amyl nitrite

noun, Pharmacology
1.
a yellowish, fragrant, flammable liquid, C 5 H 11 NO 2 , used in medicine chiefly as a vasodilator, especially in the treatment of angina pectoris: misused by inhalation as a stimulant, especially of sexual sensation.
Also called isoamyl nitrite.
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Examples from the web for amyl nitrite
  • If sodium nitrite is unavailable, amyl nitrite ampules can be administered by inhalation.
  • The effect of n-amyl nitrite is larger than that of n-propyl nitrite and t-amyl nitrite.
  • To protect the user against the unlikely event of exposure to the compound, amyl nitrite is available as an antidote.
British Dictionary definitions for amyl nitrite

amyl nitrite

noun
1.
a yellowish unstable volatile fragrant liquid used in medicine as a vasodilator and in perfumes. Formula: (CH3)2CHCH2CH2NO2
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amyl nitrite in Medicine

amyl nitrite n.
A volatile yellow liquid used as a vasodilator and as an antidote in cyanide poisoning.

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