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mannitol hexanitrate

noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
1.
a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, C 6 H 8 N 6 O 1 8 , used as a fulminating agent in percussion caps and in the treatment of hypertension and coronary insufficiency.
Also called nitromannitol, nitromannite.
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