pentaerythritol tetranitrate

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pentaerythritol tetranitrate

(pĕn″tă-ĕ-rĭth′rĭ-tŏl)
An organic nitrate drug used in treating angina pectoris.

pentaerythritol tetranitrate (pent´əerith´ritôl),

n brand names: Duotrate, Pentylan, Peritrate, others;
drug class: antianginal, organic nitrate;
action: decreases preload, afterload, which is responsible for decreasing left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, systemic vascular resistance, arterial and venous dilation;
uses: chronic stable angina pectoris, prophylaxis of angina pain.
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Los ensayos se realizaron por triplicado en Caldo PETN modificado compuesto (g/L): [K.
In order to detect PETN using the new sensor, all that is necessary is conducting ambient air across the sensor.
PETN is an ingredient of Semtex, can be used in angina medicine and belongs to the same chemical family as nitroglycerin.
Around 100g of PETN could destroy a car, say experts.
The EOD specialists said the package contained the highly explosive PETN and lead azide substances, used in bomb detonators.
On Christmas Day, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab carried explosives, including PETN onto a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Detroit without them being detected during security checks at Schiphol.
Abdulmutallab's PETN was sewn into his underwear, and apparently was to be detonated with a chemical trigger.
Identify the spectral fingerprints of trace levels of explosives, including DNT, TNT, PETN, RDX, and the plastics explosives semtex and C-4.
It is evident that at elevated temperatures, the volume shrinkage of the blends is higher than that of PETN and PENT copolymers but lower than that of the pure PET homopolymer.
Kimex in Mexico City makes the PETN resin and molds the preforms.
The researchers then added a one-atom-thick layer of an acid that normally binds to both PETN and RDX.
Made by Ion Track Instruments of Wilmington, Massachusetts, the hand-held units detect all common narcotics and explosives, including heroin, cocaine, RDX, PETN, TNT, dynamite, and Semtex.