Pronunciation: (nī"tru-glis'ur-in), [key]
n. Chem., Pharm.
a colorless, thick, oily, flammable, highly explosive, slightly water-soluble liquid, C3H5N3O9, prepared from glycerol with nitric and sulfuric acids: used chiefly as a constituent of dynamite and other explosives, in rocket propellants, and in medicine as a vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris. Also,ni•tro•glyc•er•inePronunciation: (nī"tru-glis'ur-in, -u-rēn"). [key]Also called glonoin, glyceryl trinitrate, trinitroglycerin.

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nitrogen tetroxidenitro group
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