nitrosamine

noun
ni·​tro·​sa·​mine | \ nī-ˈtrō-sə-ˌmēn How to pronounce nitrosamine (audio) \

Definition of nitrosamine

: any of various organic compounds which are characterized by the grouping NNO and some of which are powerful carcinogens

Examples of nitrosamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pfizer is recalling blood pressure medication Accuretic due to its elevated levels of nitrosamine—a chemical compound that can increase the risk of cancer. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2022 Pfizer is voluntarily recalling several lots of blood pressure medication due to elevated levels of nitrosamine, which can increase the risk of cancer. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2022 Drug manufacturer Pfizer has issued a nationwide recall of some blood pressure medication due to the presence of nitrosamine above Acceptable Daily Intake levels. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 25 Mar. 2022 Last September, Pfizer recalled all lots Chantix smoking cessation drug for high levels of nitrosamine. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2022 Pfizer has found Accuretic to have a level of nitrosamine above the acceptable daily intake. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2022 Some recalled Chantix lots were found to contain nitrosamine levels as high as 150 to 470 nanograms per pill, according to laboratory testing conducted by the agency. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 Patients taking prescription medications with potential nitrosamine impurities should not stop taking their medications. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 24 Sep. 2021 Pfizer has voluntarily recalled all batches of Chantix 0.5 mg and 1 mg tablets due to the presence of nitrosamine at or above the Food and Drug Administration’s acceptable intake limits. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 20 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nitrosamine

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nitrosamine was in 1878

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2 Sep 2022

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“Nitrosamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrosamine. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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nitrosamine

noun
ni·​tro·​sa·​mine | \ nī-ˈtrō-sə-ˌmēn How to pronounce nitrosamine (audio) \
variants: also nitrosoamine \ -​sō-​ə-​ˌmēn, -​ˈam-​ˌēn How to pronounce nitrosamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitrosamine

: any of various neutral compounds which are characterized by the group NNO and of which some are powerful carcinogens

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