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nitroglycerin

Pronunciation: ni'tro-glis'er-in

Definition: An explosive, yellowish, oily fluid formed by the action of sulfuric and nitric acids on glycerin; used as a vasodilator, especially in angina pectoris; generates nitric oxide.

Synonym(s): 1,2,3-propanetriol trinitrate, glyceryl trinitrate, trinitroglycerin

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