Definition of Nitrates
1. Noun. (plural of nitrate) ¹
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Definition of Nitrates
1. nitrate [v] - See also: nitrate
Medical Definition of Nitrates
1. A group of medications that are made from a chemical with a nitrogen base. Nitrates relax smooth muscle, dilate veins, lower blood pressure and improve blood flow through the coronary arteries. Examples include: nitroglycerin, erythrityl tetranitrate, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate and pentaerythritol tetranitrate. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Nitrates
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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"Occurrence and formation of nitrates.—Several nitrates occur in nature. ... A similar formation of nitrates occurs in the so-called saltpetre, rot, ..."
2. A Textbook of Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Or, The Action of Drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1910)
"nitrates. The nitrates are generally supposed to have little action except ... Symptoms,—The nitrates have a cool, saline taste, and in small doses induce ..."
3. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"nitrates.—nitrates are the end products of the mineralization of organic matter. ... While the absence of nitrates does not necessarily mean purity, ..."
4. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"nitrates. All the nitrates arc decomposed without exception by a high temperature ; but the changes which ensue are modified by the nature of the oxide. ..."
5. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1910)
"Apparently the corn plants were as fond of the nitrates as were the wheat plants. The general field observation that a com crop renders the ground more ..."
6. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Available nitrates. Five hundred to 1000 grams of the air-dried soil is extracted ... nitrates. The sample, broken down as fine as possible, is dissolved in ..."
7. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"He thus obtains good results even with nitrates. Reitmair and Stutzer (Rep. Anal. Chem. 7, 4) find that thn nitrate must be somewhat finely divided ; 0-6 to ..."
8. Experimental Agriculture: Being the Results of Past, and Suggestions for by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1849)
"Composition of the nitrates of potash, soda, lime, and magnesia—their properties and their functions in the soil and in the plant. ..."