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Meaning of amyl nitrite

am'yl ni'trite

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— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. a yellowish, fragrant, flammable liquid, CHNO, 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
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