Meaning of mannitol hexanitrate

man'nitol hexani'trate

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  1. a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, CHNO, used as a fulminating agent in percussion caps and in the treatment of hypertension and coronary insufficiency. Also called
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