Nitroderivati e ossido nitrico

Translated title of the contribution: Nitrovasodilators and nitric oxide

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Nitrovasodilators are pro-drugs able to release nitric oxide. They have been used in clinical practice for about 100 years and they are still widely used in the treatment of several diseases such as angina pectoris, acute pulmonary edema, and hypertensive crises. This article discusses the pharmacological differences of nitrovasodilators, describes the biochemical pathway of nitric oxide formation, and suggests some criteria to achieve the best therapeutic results.

Translated title of the contributionNitrovasodilators and nitric oxide
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1160-1163
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Heart Journal Supplement
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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