mannitol hexanitrate

noun

mannitol hexa·​ni·​trate -ˌhek-sə-ˈnī-ˌtrāt How to pronounce mannitol hexanitrate (audio)
: an explosive crystalline ester C6H8(NO3)6 made by nitration of mannitol and used mixed with a carbohydrate (as lactose) in the treatment of angina pectoris and vascular hypertension

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“Mannitol hexanitrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mannitol%20hexanitrate. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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