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Using glyceryl trinitrate spray

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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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Abstract

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.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:glyceryl trinitrate spray, angina, chronic, unstable, side effects,cardiovascular events
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Basic Pharmacology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Author:Hughes, Josephine (Mrs Josie Hughes)
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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