nitroprussidemedical dictionary

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(oc-6-22)-pentakis(cyano-c)nitrosoferrate(2-). A powerful vasodilator used in emergencies to lower blood pressure or to improve cardiac function. It is also an indicator for free sulfhydryl groups in proteins.

Pharmacological action: antihypertensive agents, indicators and reagents, sulfhydryl reagents, vasodilator agents.

Chemical name: Ferrate(2-), pentakis(cyano-C)nitrosyl-, (OC-6-22)-

(12 Dec 1998)