pentaerythritol tetranitrate

Chem., Pharm.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, C5H8N4O12, used chiefly as a high explosive and as a vasodilator in treating angina pectoris. Also called PETN
[1920-25]

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  • pentaerythritol tetranitrate — An organic nitrate used as a vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris; exerts a longer duration of action than nitroglycerin; acts via conversion to nitric oxide. * * * pentaerythritol tet·ra·ni·trate .te trə nī .trāt, trət …   Medical dictionary

  • pentaerythritol tetranitrate — noun A powerful explosive, prepared by nitration of pentaerythritol …   Wiktionary

  • pentaerythritol tetranitrate — noun : a crystalline ester C(CH2ONO2)4 made by nitrating pentaerythritol and used as a powerful high explosive and in the treatment of angina pectoris called also penthrite, pentrite, PETN * * * Chem., Pharm. a white, crystalline, water insoluble …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetranitrate — see ERYTHRITYL TETRANITRATE, PENTAERYTHRITOL TETRANITRATE …   Medical dictionary

  • Tétranitrate de pentaérythritol — Structure de la Penthrite Général Nom IUPAC nitrate de 3 (nitrooxy) 2,2 bis[(nitrooxy)méthyl]propyle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pentaerythritol — The tetranitrate is a coronary vasodilator with action similar to that of other slow acting organic nitrates. * * * pen·ta·eryth·ri·tol .pent ə i rith rə .tȯl, .tōl n a crystalline alcohol C5H12O4 that is used chiefly in making synthetic resins …   Medical dictionary

  • PTEN — pentaerythritol tetranitrate …   Medical dictionary

  • PETN — • pentaerythritol tetranitrate …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • PTEN — • pentaerythritol tetranitrate …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • PETN — pentaerythritol tetranitrate * * * pentaerythritol tetranitrate …   Medical dictionary

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