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  • n  a hydrocarbon radical that occurs in many organic compounds

  • When the FDA in 1969 classified amyl nitrite as a prescription drug, many homosexuals switched to isobutyl nitrite, which is not covered by the regulation.
  • People who suffer from the sudden, sharp chest pains called angina pectoris usually carry nitroglycerin pills or amyl nitrite for quick, dramatic relief.
  • If one is exposed to blood agents, amyl nitrite provides an antidote, if administered quickly enough.

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