Amyl Nitrite

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Scientific Name: Amyl Nitrite
Brand Name: Not Available
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Amyl nitrite’s antianginal action is thought to be the result of a reduction in systemic and pulmonary arterial pressure (afterload) and decreased cardiac output because of peripheral vasodilation, rather than coronary artery dilation. Amyl nitrite is a source of nitric oxide, which accounts for the mechanism described above. As an antidote (to cyanide poisoning) , amyl nitrite promotes formation of methemoglobin, which combines with cyanide to form nontoxic cyanmethemoglobin.
Description of the Drug: Amyl Nitrite is a fast acting vasodilator used for rapid relief of angina pectoris.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from