Meaning of ethyl nitrite spirit

eth'yl ni'trite spir'it

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— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. a four percent solution of ethyl nitrite in alcohol, formerly used in medicine as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and antispasmodic. Also called
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