glyceryl trinitrate

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the mono-, di-, or trivalent radical formed by the removal of hydrogen from one, two, or three of the hydroxy groups of glycerol.
glyceryl triacetate triacetin.
glyceryl trinitrate nitroglycerin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


An explosive, yellowish, oily fluid formed by the action of sulfuric and nitric acids on glycerin; used as a vasodilator, especially in angina pectoris; generates nitric oxide.
Synonym(s): 1, 2, 3-propanetriol trinitrate, glyceryl trinitrate, trinitroglycerin
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A minor homeopathic remedy that has been used for headaches, heatstroke and circulatory lability.
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glyceryl trinitrate

Nitroglycerine, a drug highly effective in controlling the pain of ANGINA PECTORIS. The oral preparation may be taken in a tablet that is allowed to dissolve under the tongue and the pain is usually relieved in two to three minutes. The drug is also available in patches to be applied to the skin (transdermal patches). Nitrates have a powerful action in widening (dilating) arteries, including the coronary arteries, thus improving the blood supply to the heart muscle. SILDENAFIL (Viagra) should not be taken by people using glyceryl trinitrate. Nitroglycerine is a well-know explosive but is formulated for medical purposes in safe dilution. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Coro-nitro, Deponit, Glytrin, Minitran, Nitro-Dur, Nitrocine, Nitrolingual, Nitromin, Nitronal, Percutol, Suscard Buccal, Sustac and Transiderm-Nitro.
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A comparison of the effects of diltiazem and glyceryl trinitrate ointment in the treatment of chronic anal fissure: A randomized clinical trial.
topical glyceryl trinitrate ointment for pain control in patients undergoing hemorrhoidectomy: a randomized trial," Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, vol.
This study revealed that the symptomatic relief occurred at a slower pace in patients receiving topical 0.2% Glyceryl trinitrate ointment.
A randomised, prospective, double- blind, placebo-controlled trial of glyceryl trinitrate ointment in treatment of anal fissure.
Out of 129 patients, 96 patients i.e.74.4% patients recovered completely with topical application of 0.2% Glyceryl trinitrate ointment; so the success rate was 74% and failure rate was 25% which is comparable to the study by Khan HU et al15 in 2006 which had success rate of 64%.
Topical glyceryl trinitrate treatment of chronic non-insertional achilles tendinopathy.
The study, which he presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, randomized 158 women between 24 and 32 weeks' gestation and in preterm labor to either placebo (n = 81) or a transdermal nitroglycerin, or glyceryl trinitrate (GTN), patch (n = 77).
The committe heard that while in charge of the hospital's intensive care unit in 1997, Carpouron administered glyceryl trinitrate (GTN), which treats angina, to a patient instead of heparin, a blood-thinning agent.
Patients were assigned, by use of computer-generated random numbers, to receive either placebo (n = 25) or transdermal glyceryl trinitrate (Nitroderm TTS; Ciba-Geigy) at a dose of 5 mg/16 h dally until delivery (n = 26).
Half a group of 80 randomly selected patients with chronic anal fissure was given glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) ointment to apply to the lower anal canal twice a day.