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nitritoid reaction

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noun ni·tri·toid reaction \ˈnī-trə-ˌtȯid-\

Medical Definition of nitritoid reaction

  1. :  an acute reaction that sometimes occurs to certain drugs (as gold sodium thiomalate) and that resembles poisoning by nitrite especially in the presence of flushing, tachycardia, and faintness—called also nitritoid crisis




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