amyl nitrite

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amyl nitrite

n.
A volatile yellow liquid, C5H11NO2, formerly used in medicine as a vasodilator, but now replaced by other nitrates, such as nitroglycerin. It is used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.

amyl nitrite

n
(Elements & Compounds) a yellowish unstable volatile fragrant liquid used in medicine as a vasodilator and in perfumes. Formula: (CH3)2CHCH2CH2NO2

am′yl ni′trite


n.
a yellowish, fragrant, flammable liquid, C5H11NO2, used as an inhalant to dilate blood vessels.
[1880–85]
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