amyl nitrite
noun Date: circa 1881 a pale yellow pungent flammable liquid ester C5H11NO2 of commercial amyl alcohol and nitrous acid that is used in medicine as a vasodilator and inhaled illicitly especially as an aphrodisiaccompare popper 2

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  • amyl nitrite — n a pale yellow pungent flammable liquid ester C5H11NO2 of commercial amyl alcohol and nitrous acid that is used chiefly in medicine as a vasodilator esp. in treating angina pectoris and illicitly as an aphrodisiac called also isoamyl nitrite… …   Medical dictionary

  • Amyl nitrite — A yellowish oily volatile liquid, {C5H11NO2}, used in medicine as a heart stimulant and a vasodilator. The inhalation of its vapor instantly produces flushing of the face. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amyl nitrite — Nitrite Ni trite, n. [Cf. F. nitrite. See {Niter}.] (Chem.) A salt or ester of nitrous acid; a compound bearing the { NO2} radical. [1913 Webster +PJC] {Amyl nitrite}, a yellow oily volatile liquid, used in medicine as a depressant and a vaso… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amyl nitrite — n. a volatile liquid, C5H11NO2, that is inhaled to dilate blood vessels, esp. in angina pectoris …   English World dictionary

  • Amyl nitrite — Not to be confused with amyl nitrate. Amyl nitrite …   Wikipedia

  • amyl nitrite — Pharm. a yellowish, fragrant, flammable liquid, C5H11NO2, used in medicine chiefly as a vasodilator, esp. in the treatment of angina pectoris: misused by inhalation as a stimulant, esp. of sexual sensation. Also called isoamyl nitrite. * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • amyl nitrite — noun a) The ester of amyl alcohol and nitrous acid. b) isoamyl nitrite …   Wiktionary

  • amyl nitrite — noun : a pale yellow pungent flammable liquid ester C5H11ONO of commercial amyl alcohol and nitrous acid that is used chiefly in medicine as a vasodilator especially in angina pectoris called also isoamyl nitrite …   Useful english dictionary

  • amyl nitrite — /æməl ˈnaɪtraɪt/ (say amuhl nuytruyt) noun a yellowish volatile liquid ester, C5H11NO2, with a fragrant odour, used in medicine as a vasodilator especially in the treatment of angina pectoris, and to heighten pleasure during sexual orgasm. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • amyl nitrite — n. (Chemistry) yellowish and oily liquid used in medicine to enlarge blood vessels, substance inhaled for its rousing stimulatory effects …   English contemporary dictionary

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