A group of medications that are made from a chemical with a nitrogen base. Nitrates relax smooth muscle, dilate veins, lower blood pressure and improve blood flow through the coronary arteries.
Examples include: nitroglycerin, erythrityl tetranitrate, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate and pentaerythritol tetranitrate.
(27 Sep 1997)
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