nitrosamine

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nitrosamine

(nī-trō′sə-mēn′, nī′trōs-ăm′ēn)
n.
The group, N2O, having a divalent nitrogen atom bonded to a nitrogen atom that is doubly bonded to an oxygen atom, or any of a series of organic compounds having two alkyl groups bonded to this group. Nitrosamines are present in various food products and are carcinogenic in laboratory animals.
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Formations of nitrosoamines, diseases like methanoglobinemia are the toxic effects to human being whereas eutrophication in lakes are caused by the discharge of these nutrients (nitrogen & phosphorus) which act as stimulants for algal bloom.
Nitrites lead to the formation in our bodies of nitrosoamines, which are linked to stomach cancer.
Nitroso-compounds are discussed primarily in respect of their reactions as nitrosating agents; carcinogenic behaviour of nitrosoamines receives particular comment.
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