sodium nitroprusside

sodium nitroprusside
sodium ni·tro·prus·side -.nī-trō-'prəs-.īd n a red crystalline salt C5FeN6Na2O administered intravenously as a vasodilator esp. in hypertensive emergencies see NIPRIDE

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  • sodium nitroprusside — noun : a red crystalline salt Na2[Fe(CN)5NO].2H2O made usually by reaction of a ferrocyanide and nitric acid or of a ferricyanide and nitrous acid and used chiefly in testing for sulfides with which it forms a violet color in alkaline solution;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitroprusside — sodium nitroprusside; n. a cyanide containing drug used in the emergency treatment of high blood pressure. Given by controlled infusion into a vein, it is the most effective known means of reducing dangerously high pressure, but its effects and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sodium nitroferricyanide — sodium nitroprusside [USP] an antihypertensive used in the treatment of acute congestive heart failure and of hypertensive crisis and to produce controlled hypotension during surgery, administered by intravenous infusion. It is also used as a… …   Medical dictionary

  • nitroprusside — The anion [Fe(CN)5NO]=; as in sodium n.; used as a vasodilator by the intravenous route. * * * ni·tro·prus·side .nī trō prəs .īd n a salt containing the anion [Fe(CN)5NO]2 composed of five cyanogen groups and one nitrosyl group coordinated with… …   Medical dictionary

  • nitroprusside test — (for cysteine) if a protein containing cysteine is dissolved in water and 2 to 4 drops of a 4 or 5 per cent solution of sodium nitroprusside and then a few drops of ammonia are added, a deep purple red color appears …   Medical dictionary

  • nitroprusside — “+ noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nitr + New Latin prussia Prussian blue + blue + International Scientific Vocabulary ide : a salt containing the anion [Fe(CN)5NO] composed of five cyanogen groups and one nitrosyl group… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sodium — A metallic element, atomic no. 11, atomic wt. 22.989768; an alkali metal oxidizing readily in air or water; its salts are found in natural biologic systems and are extensively used in medicine and industry. The s. ion is the most plentiful… …   Medical dictionary

  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary

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