erythrityl tetranitrate

erythrityl

 [ĕ-rith´rĭ-til]
the univalent radical from erythritol.
erythrityl tetranitrate a vasodilator used in angina pectoris and coronary insufficiency; because of its explosiveness it must be diluted, as with lactose.

erythrityl tetranitrate

(ĕ-rĭth′rĭ-tĭl)
A drug used to dilate the coronary arteries, used in treating angina pectoris.

erythrityl tetranitrate

(ərith´ritəl tetrənī´trāt),
n brand name: Cardilate;
drug class: organic nitrate;
action: causes relaxation of vascular smooth muscle; decreases preload/afterload, which is responsible for decreasing left ventricular end diastolic pressure; systemic vascular resistance; improved exercise tolerance;
uses: chronic stable angina pectoris, prophylaxis of angina pain.
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