amyl nitrate

noun

Definition of amyl nitrate

1 : a colorless liquid ester C5H11NO3 of amyl alcohol and nitric acid
2 : amyl nitrite not used technically

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Snyder didn’t send him to the hospital but instead treated him with amyl nitrate for angina; heparin, a blood thinner; and morphine for the pain. Marc Siegel, Slate Magazine, "Presidential Health Has Always Been a Well-Kept Secret," 19 Jan. 2017 Snyder didn’t send him to the hospital but instead treated him with amyl nitrate for angina Marc Siegel, Slate Magazine, "Presidential Health Has Always Been a Well-Kept Secret," 19 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of amyl nitrate

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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