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The anion [Fe(CN)5NO]=; as in sodium nitroprusside; used as a vasodilator by the intravenous route.
nitroprusside/ni·tro·prus·side/ (-prus´īd) the anion [Fe(CN5)NO]2−; see sodium nitroprusside.
Agent used as an intravenous vasodilator.
nitroprussideA drug used in the emergency treatment of high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION). Given by controlled infusion into a vein it is the most effective known means of reducing dangerously high pressure. It must, however, be used with great care and its effects closely monitored.
A compound that is used in laboratory tests to identify large amounts of cystine in urine samples.
Mentioned in: Cystinuria
sodium nitroferricyanide, a vasodilator used in the treatment of heart failure in dogs, and used as a reagent in Rothera's test for ketone bodies.
cyanide nitroprusside reaction
detects sulfhydryl group compounds and is used to test urine in screening tests for the metabolic diseases, cystinuria and homocystinuria.