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Stereochemistry ACHIRAL
Molecular Formula C3H5N3O9
Molecular Weight 227.0865
Optical Activity NONE
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 0
E/Z Centers 0
Charge 0

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Structure of NITROGLYCERIN

SMILES

[O-][N+](=O)OCC(CO[N+]([O-])=O)O[N+]([O-])=O

InChI

InChIKey=SNIOPGDIGTZGOP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI=1S/C3H5N3O9/c7-4(8)13-1-3(15-6(11)12)2-14-5(9)10/h3H,1-2H2

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Description

Nitroglycerin was first invented in 1847 and has been used as an active ingredient in the manufacture of explosives, mostly dynamite. Nitroglycerin came into medical use in 1878 as as a potent vasodilator (dilation of the vascular system) to treat heart conditions, such as angina pectoris and chronic heart failure. Upon administration, nitroglycerin is converted to nitric oxide (NO) by mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase. NO is a potent activator of guanylyl cyclase (GC) by heme-dependent mechanisms.

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Approval Year

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Conditions

PubMed

PubMed

TitleDatePubMed
Acute normovolemic hemodilution and nitroglycerin-induced hypotension: comparative effects on tissue oxygenation and allogeneic blood transfusion requirement in total hip arthroplasty.
1999 Aug
Continuous high-dose intracoronary nitroglycerin infusion in refractory coronary vasospasm.
1999 Dec
Effect of profound normovolemic hypotension and moderate hypothermia on circulating cytokines and adhesion molecules.
1999 Nov
Glyceryl trinitrate induces attacks of migraine without aura in sufferers of migraine with aura.
1999 Sep
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of diazepam, nitroglycerin, or both for treatment of patients with potential cocaine-associated acute coronary syndromes.
2000 Aug
Coronary spastic angina induced by anticholinesterase medication for myasthenia gravis--a case report.
2000 Dec
Effects of long-term nitroglycerin treatment on endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS III) gene expression, NOS III-mediated superoxide production, and vascular NO bioavailability.
2000 Jan 7
Glyceryl trinitrate induced headache in migraineurs - relation to attack frequency.
2000 Jul
Cardiopulmonary bypass exacerbates oxidative stress but does not increase proinflammatory cytokine release in patients with diabetes compared with patients without diabetes: regulatory effects of exogenous nitric oxide.
2000 Jul
Acute myocardial ischemia after administration of ondansetron hydrochloride.
2000 Mar
Hypotensive interaction of sildenafil and nicorandil in rats through the cGMP pathway but not by K(ATP) channel activation.
2000 Nov
Nitroglycerin is preferable to diltiazem for prevention of coronary bypass conduit spasm.
2000 Sep
Nitric oxide-induced headache in patients with chronic tension-type headache.
2000 Sep
Ultrasound vasography evaluation of radial arterial grafts used for coronary arterial bypass surgery.
2001 Apr
Effects of nitrovasodilators on the human fetal-placental circulation in vitro.
2001 Apr
Nitric oxide modulation of blood vessel tone identified by arterial waveform analysis.
2001 Apr
Improved analysis of brachial artery ultrasound using a novel edge-detection software system.
2001 Aug
[Aspirin and nitroglycerine: a good combination for gastric mucosa].
2001 Aug-Sep
Oxytocics reverse the tocolytic effect of glyceryl trinitrate on the human uterus.
2001 Feb
Acute myocardial infarction secondary to coronary vasospasm during withdrawal from industrial nitroglycerin exposure--a case report.
2001 Feb
Does renal failure cause an atherosclerotic milieu in patients with end-stage renal disease?
2001 Feb 15
Assessment of skin safety of a new glyceryl trinitrate transdermal patch. Animal and human studies.
2001 Jan
YC-1 enhances the responsiveness of tolerant vascular smooth muscle to glyceryl trinitrate.
2001 Jan
Migraine with aura after administration of sublingual nitroglycerin tablets.
2001 Jan
Impaired vasodilator response to organic nitrates in isolated basilar arteries.
2001 Jan
Prehospital management of rapid atrial fibrillation: recommendations for treatment protocols.
2001 Jan
Effects of C-peptide on forearm blood flow and brachial artery dilatation in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
2001 Jul
Different mechanisms of isoproterenol-induced and nitroglycerin-induced syncope during head-up tilt in patients with unexplained syncope: important role of epinephrine in nitroglycerin-induced syncope.
2001 Jul
Gender difference in age-related changes in vascular function.
2001 Jul
Potentiation of sildenafil-induced hypotension is minimal with nitrates generating a radical intermediate.
2001 Jul
Transoesophageal acoustic quantification for evaluation of cardiac function during laparoscopic surgery.
2001 Jul
Pseudonormal diastolic filling unmasked with glyceryl trinitrate in patients with type 2 diabetes with poor metabolic control.
2001 Jul
Reduction of organic nitrates catalysed by xanthine oxidoreductase under anaerobic conditions.
2001 Jul 2
The effect of nitric oxide donors and L-arginine on the gastric electrolyte barrier.
2001 Jun
Long-term outcome of patients with ergonovine induced coronary constriction not associated with ischemic electrocardiographic changes.
2001 Jun
Changes in endothelium-dependent vasodilatation and alpha-adrenergic responses in resistance vessels during the menstrual cycle in healthy women.
2001 Jun
Reasons for failure of glyceryl trinitrate treatment of chronic fissure-in-ano: a multivariate analysis.
2001 Jun
Effect of statin versus fibrate on postprandial endothelial dysfunction: role of remnant-like particles.
2001 Jun
Nitric oxide in primary headaches.
2001 Jun
Ecstasy induced acute myocardial infarction.
2001 Jun
Augmentation of nitric oxide to treat detrusor-external sphincter dyssynergia in spinal cord injury.
2001 Jun 16
Technique for using video microscopy and indicator dilution for repeated measurements of cardiac output in small animals.
2001 Mar
Effect of acute blood pressure reduction on endothelial function in the brachial artery of patients with essential hypertension.
2001 Mar
The BB-paraoxonase genotype is associated with impaired brachial reactivity after acute hypertriglyceridemia in healthy subjects.
2001 Mar
Comparison of provocative tests for unexplained syncope: isoprenaline and glyceryl trinitrate for diagnosing vasovagal syncope.
2001 Mar
Comparison of topically applied 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate ointment, incision and excision in the treatment of perianal thrombosis.
2001 May
Audit of topical glyceryl trinitrate for treatment of fissure-in-ano.
2001 May
Myocardial Doppler tissue velocity improves following myocardial gene therapy with VEGF-A165 plasmid in patients with inoperable angina pectoris.
2001 May
[Nitrate headache in blasting work].
2001 May 15
Treatment of chronic anal fissure with topical glyceryl trinitrate: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
2001 May-Jun
Patents

Patents

Sample Use Guides

In Vivo Use Guide
Nitroglycerin in 5% Dextrose Injection is intended for intravenous administration using sterile equipment. It should be administered only via an infusion pump that can maintain a constant infusion rate. For treatment of acute anginal attack, one tablet of Nitrostat should be dissolved under the tongue or in the buccal pouch at the first sign of an acute anginal attack. The dose may be repeated approximately every 5 minutes, until relief is obtained. If the pain persists after a total of 3 tablets in a 15-minute period, or the pain is different than is typically experienced, prompt medical attention is recommended. Nitrostat may be used prophylactically 5 to 10 minutes prior to engaging in activities which might precipitate an acute attack.
Route of Administration: Sublingual; Intravenous
In Vitro Use Guide
Vasoactivity of nitroglycerin was measured using an ex vivo assay. Mice thoracic aortae were removed, cleaned, and cut into 3-mm rings. Rings were mounted on strain gauge transducers under 1 g of resting tension, and maintained at 37°C in Krebs solution, bubbled continuously with 20% O2/5% CO2/75% N2. Rings were allowed to equilibrate for 1 h before active tension was induced with prostaglandin F2α. Application of Nitroglycerine relieve the F2α-induced strain with IC50 of 10-7 M for wt mice, and 10-5 for mtALDH-/- mice.
Name Type Language
NITROGLYCERIN
HSDB   MI   ORANGE BOOK   USP   VANDF  
Systematic Name English
NITRO-DUR
Brand Name English
GLYCERYL TRINITRATE [WHO-DD]
Common Name English
RECTIV
Brand Name English
NITRO IV
Brand Name English
GLYCERIN TRINITRATE
Systematic Name English
NITROGLYCERIN TABLETS [JAN]
Common Name English
DILUTED NITROGLYCERIN [USP-RS]
Common Name English
NITROGLYCERIN [ORANGE BOOK]
Common Name English
PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIYL TRINITRATE
Systematic Name English
MINITRAN
Brand Name English
GLONOINUM [HPUS]
Common Name English
TRINITRIN
Common Name English
NITROGLYCERIN [MI]
Common Name English
NITORA
Common Name English
NTG
Common Name English
TRINITRINE
Common Name English
NITROGLYCERIN [VANDF]
Common Name English
NITROMIST
Brand Name English
NITRONAL
Brand Name English
NITROL
Brand Name English
GONITRO
Common Name English
GLONOINUM
HPUS  
Common Name English
C01DA02
Code English
NITROLINGUAL
Brand Name English
TRIDIL
Brand Name English
GLYCERYL TRINITRATE
MART.   WHO-DD  
Systematic Name English
NITROSTAT
Brand Name English
GLYCERYL TRINITRATE [MART.]
Common Name English
TRANSDERM-NITRO
Brand Name English
TRINITROGLYCERIN
Systematic Name English
NITRO-BID
Brand Name English
1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL, TRINITRATE
Systematic Name English
NITROGLYCERIN [USP]
Common Name English
DILUTED NITROGLYCERIN
USP-RS  
Common Name English
GLYCEROL TRINITRATE
Systematic Name English
IMX-150
Common Name English
NITROGLYCERIN [HSDB]
Common Name English
1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL TRINITRATE
Systematic Name English
Classification Tree Code System Code
WHO-VATC QC05AE01
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WHO-VATC QC01DA02
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CFR 21 CFR 250.102
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NDF-RT N0000007647
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NDF-RT N0000007647
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EU-Orphan Drug EU/3/15/1435
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NCI_THESAURUS C29707
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WHO-ATC C01DA52
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WHO-ATC C05AE01
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LIVERTOX 691
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NDF-RT N0000007647
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NDF-RT N0000009909
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WHO-ESSENTIAL MEDICINES LIST 12.1
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WHO-VATC QC01DA52
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NDF-RT N0000007647
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NDF-RT N0000175415
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WHO-ATC C01DA20
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WHO-ATC C01DA02
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Code System Code Type Description
ECHA (EC/EINECS)
200-240-8
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PRIMARY
PUBCHEM
4510
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PRIMARY
WIKIPEDIA
NITROGLYCERIN
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PRIMARY
HSDB
55-63-0
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PRIMARY
EVMPD
SUB11999MIG
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PRIMARY
EPA CompTox
55-63-0
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PRIMARY
NCI_THESAURUS
C29294
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PRIMARY
IUPHAR
7053
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ChEMBL
CHEMBL730
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PRIMARY
MERCK INDEX
M7964
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PRIMARY Merck Index
CAS
9010-02-0
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SUPERCEDED
DRUG BANK
DB00727
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PRIMARY
LactMed
55-63-0
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PRIMARY
EVMPD
SUB13997MIG
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PRIMARY
CAS
55-63-0
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PRIMARY
RXCUI
4917
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PRIMARY RxNorm
EVMPD
SUB90670
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PRIMARY
MESH
D005996
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PRIMARY
EVMPD
SUB96541
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ALTERNATIVE