nitritoid reaction

noun
ni·​tri·​toid reaction | \ ˈnī-trə-ˌtȯid- How to pronounce nitritoid reaction (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitritoid reaction

: 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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“Nitritoid reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nitritoid%20reaction. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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