nitroargininemedical dictionary

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An inhibitor of nitric oxide synthetase which has been shown to prevent glutamate toxicity. Nitroarginine has been experimentally tested for its ability to prevent ammonia toxicity and ammonia-induced alterations in brain energy and ammonia metabolites. (neurochem res 1995:200(4):451-6)

Pharmacological action: enzyme inhibitors.

(12 Dec 1998)