Definition of Nitric oxide

1. Noun. A poisonous red-brown gas (NO).

Generic synonyms: Gas

Definition of Nitric oxide

1. Noun. (chemistry) the binary compound of nitrogen and oxygen NO; an unstable compound which rapidly oxidizes in the presence of air ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Nitric oxide

1. This compound is produced from L arginine by the enzyme nitric oxide synthase. Acts as a potent vasorelaxant via elevation of intracellular cGMP in vascular smooth muscle. Synthesis of nitric oxide is not confined to endothelium, isoforms of nitric oxide synthase are also found in brain, neutrophils and platelets. Synonym: endothelium derived relaxation factor. Acronym: NO (29 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitric Oxide

nitrenes
nitrenium
nitreniums
nitrenoid
nitrenoids
nitres
nitrian
nitriaries
nitriary
nitric
nitric-oxide reductase
nitric acid
nitric acid reductase
nitric bacteria
nitric bacterium
nitric oxide (current term)
nitric oxide synthase
nitrid
nitridated
nitridation
nitride
nitrided
nitrides
nitriding
nitridings
nitrids
nitriferous
nitrification
nitrifications
nitrified

Literary usage of Nitric oxide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"Pure nitric oxide may be prepared by gently heating a mixture of a ferrous salt, such as ferrous chloride or ferrous sulphate, with hydrochloric or dilute ..."

2. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1910)
"nitric oxide may be determined by absorption * with a concentrated solution ... Under these conditions the nitric oxide is quantitatively burned according ..."

3. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1828)
"Constitute two volumes, or one atom, of nitric oxide, Of course the volumes of ... The nitric oxide gas, is extricated, and collected in bell glasses, ..."

4. Philosophical Magazine (1830)
"From this statement, it would appear that the only circumstance which determines the colour of the acid, is the quantity of nitric oxide which it absorbs. ..."

5. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"In Tiemann's modification of j method, the nitric oxide is collected over ... Boehmer absorbs the nitric oxide in a potash apparatus containing chromic acid ..."

6. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"nitric oxide CNO) exerts many diverse effects on vascular tone, affecting neurotransmission and cellular cytotoxicity/communication. ..."

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