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nitrate

 [ni´trāt]
any salt or ester of nitric acid; organic nitrates are used in the treatment of angina pectoris and as preservatives in meat products. Some individuals have sensitivity to nitrates and may suffer from headache, diarrhea, or urticaria after ingesting them.

ni·trate

(nī'trāt),
A salt of nitric acid.

ni·trate

(nī'trāt)
A salt of nitric acid.
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Excess use of nitrogen fertilizers in the soil cause excess accumulation of nitrates in fodder, which is the main source of nitrate poisoning in dairy animals.
In cases of nitrate poisoning, the red blood cells can no longer pick up oxygen in the lungs; in cyanide poisoning, the red cells can't release the oxygen they've picked up.
W may, however, have a slight application in animal feeding as a prophylactic against nitrate poisoning owing to its potential toxic properties (Takahashi and Young, 1991).
Goats are susceptible to nitrate poisoning. Nitrate poisoning is caused by consumption of plants that have accumulated nitrate in their tissues.
Regardless, the diarrhea, the extremely high methemoglobin level, and the lengthy hospitalization indicate that the infant in case 2 was suffering from more than simple chemical nitrate poisoning.
An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was nitrate poisoning. The source of the nitrate was the hay provided to the cattle the previous day.
Preliminary investigations show it could be a case of nitrate poisoning, but samples have been sent to government chemists for analysis," said Dr Serem.
Spring is the most common season for nitrate poisoning.