amyl-nitrite

amyl nitrite

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

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

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