nitrite nitrite

Definition(s):

  • (n) the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid)

Usage(s):

  1. To eight he gave three to five grains of sodium nitrite every two hours.
  2. Sodium nitrite is allowed in minute quantities as a preservative for meat, but its use in fish processing is illegal.
  3. No other food seemed to induce the headaches, but randomly administered doses of sodium nitrite did.

News

  • Glendale water quality ranks high

    Thanks to blending, limits on pollutants remain below state standards. FILE PHOTO: Ruben Gomez, a water quality technician, runs tests on drinking water at Glendale's Grandview Pump Station Thursday, July 16, 2009. The major tests are for total and free chlorine, nitrite, nitrate and amonia.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: La Cañada Valley Sun

Quotes

  • "Interestingly, formulations of topical nitrite preparations are effective in wound and burn healing. Clinical trials for such uses as well as diabetic skin ulcers are also underway. It appears that dietary supplementation of nitrites and their...
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Ferid Murad Source: EurekAlert (press release)

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