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Using glyceryl trinitrate spray


Hughes, Josephine and Van Tienen, EC, Using glyceryl trinitrate spray, Australian Pharmacist, 29, (10) pp. 846-850. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) is a short-acting nitrate used to help restore the balance between supply and demand of oxygen to the heart. Nitrates provide the body with an additional source of nitric oxide which is responsible for vasodilation. Through dilating coronary vessels, nitrates improve myocardial perfusion, reducing myocardial ischaemia and associated ischaemic pain. Due to its rapid onset of action and established efficacy, sublingual GTN is considered the drug of choice for the acute relief of an attack of chronic stable or unstable angina.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:glyceryl trinitrate spray, angina, chronic, unstable, side effects,cardiovascular events
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Basic pharmacology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hughes, Josephine (Mrs Josie Hughes)
UTAS Author:Van Tienen, EC (Mrs Ella van Tienen)
ID Code:65359
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2010-11-08
Last Modified:2013-04-04
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