a yellowish, fragrant, flammable liquid, C5H11NO2, used in medicine chiefly as a vasodilator, especially in the treatment of angina pectoris: misused by inhalation as a stimulant, especially of sexual sensation.
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Also called isoamyl nitrite.
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British Dictionary definitions for amyl nitrite
a yellowish unstable volatile fragrant liquid used in medicine as a vasodilator and in perfumes. Formula: (CH 3) 2 CHCH 2 CH 2 NO 2
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Medical definitions for amyl nitrite
A volatile yellow liquid formerly used in medicine as a vasodilator, but now replaced by other nitrates, such as nitroglycerin. It is used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.
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