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

  • A kind of poor man's cocaine, isobutyl nitrite is known to users as a "popper" because its effects are similar to those of its restricted chemical cousin, amyl nitrite.
  • To eight he gave three to five grains of sodium nitrite every two hours.
  • Sodium nitrite is allowed in minute quantities as a preservative for meat, but its use in fish processing is illegal.
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  • 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.
    June 21, 2013 - La Cañada Valley Sun

  • Sue Kedgley in (press release)
    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... Ferid Murad EurekAlert (press release) Nov 12, 2007 67759 90332 nitrofuran The NZFSA has assured us that only low levels of drug residues were found, however one of these antibiotics, nitrofuran, is banned from use in food producing animals in the European Union and in the United States because it is considered to be a...

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