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mannitol hexanitrate

noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, C6H8N6O18, used as a fulminating agent in percussion caps and in the treatment of hypertension and coronary insufficiency.
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Also called nitromannitol, nitromannite.
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