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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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A minor homeopathic remedy that has been used for headaches, heatstroke and circulatory lability.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
glyceryl trinitrateNitroglycerine, 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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