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Definition of 'nitrospan'


  1. a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)
       Synonyms: nitroglycerin nitroglycerine trinitroglycerin glyceryl trinitrate Nitrostat
  2. trade names for nitroglycerin used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris
       Synonyms: Nitrostat

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