-nitrate

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun
    (written as nitrate)
    a chemical compound containing the nitrate ion, e.g. sodium nitrate
  • noun
    (written as nitrate)
    a natural constituent of plants. Beets, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli can contain up to 1mg/kg.

Medical

  • noun
    (written as nitrate)
    a salt or an ester of nitric acid
  • noun
    (written as nitrate)
    a drug such as glyceryl trinitrate which dilates the vessels leading to the heart muscle and lowers cardiac work by reducing venous return to the heart, for rapid relief of angina and in heart failure
  • suffix used in names of nitrate drugs
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