amyl nitrite


amyl nitrite

noun

Definition of AMYL NITRITE

:  a pale yellow pungent flammable liquid ester C5H11NO2 of commercial amyl alcohol and nitrous acid that is used in medicine as a vasodilator and inhaled illicitly especially as an aphrodisiac — compare popper 2

First Known Use of AMYL NITRITE

1867

amyl nitrite

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMYL NITRITE

: a pale yellow pungent flammable liquid ester C5H11NO2 of commercial amyl alcohol and nitrous acid that is used chiefly in medicine as a vasodilator especially in treating angina pectoris and illicitly as an aphrodisiac—called also isoamyl nitrite; compare popper

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