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Researchers knew lightning produces nitric oxide, which can lead to the formation of oxidants such as hydroxyl radicals.Lightning may be an important source of air-cleaning chemicals|Maria Temming|April 29, 2021|Science News
For example, Actinomyces and Rothia may be important for turning a chemical called nitrate into nitric oxide.Check out the communities of bacteria living on your tongue|Erin Garcia de Jesus|April 22, 2020|Science News For Students
Nitric oxide helps to promote the flow of oxygen, so it may improve your endurance and fight fatigue during your sweat session.6 Healthy Foods to Fight the Flu, Beat Stress and More|DailyBurn|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This solution is employed for the absorption of the nitric oxide.
The mercury rapidly flours, and nitric oxide is given off (if any nitrate is present).A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Nitric oxide is a colourless gas very slightly soluble in water.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Heat gently for a few minutes, and then boil until the nitric oxide is expelled.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
"Pancake flour" often contains little if any buckwheat; wheat flour is bleached with nitric oxide to improve its appearance.The Holy Earth|L. H. Bailey
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A Closer Look
While nitric oxide (NO) was once regarded solely as a poisonous air pollutant, responsible for the formation of photochemical smog and acid rain leading to the destruction of the ozone layer, today it is also appreciated as a molecule essential to human health. Nitric oxide is the first gas discovered to act as a signaling molecule, a transmitter of important signals to cells in various systems of the human body. Even though NO continues to be detrimental to the environment, it was heralded as Science Magazine's Molecule of the Year in 1992, and the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was awarded in 1998 to the three scientists who discovered that NO works as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. It is now known that the cells of a blood vessel's inner walls use NO to signal the vessel to relax and dilate, increasing blood flow. Nitroglycerin, whose effectiveness in treating heart problems was once a mystery, is now known to work by releasing NO. NO has a variety of other important biological functions, including destroying bacteria within the immune system and acting as a neurotransmitter.