amyl nitrite


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nitrite \Ni"trite\, n. [Cf. F. nitrite. See Niter.] (Chem.)
   A salt or ester of nitrous acid; a compound bearing the
   -NO2 radical.
   [1913 Webster +PJC]

   Amyl nitrite, a yellow oily volatile liquid, used in
      medicine as a depressant and a vaso-dilator. Its
      inhalation produces an instantaneous flushing of the face.
      [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amyl nitrite \Amyl nitrite\
   A yellowish oily volatile liquid, C5H11NO2, used in
   medicine as a heart stimulant and a vasodilator. The
   inhalation of its vapor instantly produces flushing of the
   face.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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