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Descriptor English: Nitrites
Descriptor Spanish: Nitritos
Descriptor Portuguese: Nitritos
Descriptor French: Nitrites
Entry term(s): Nitrite
Tree number(s): D01.248.497.158.635
D01.625.600.600
D02.633
SP4.097.036.644.365
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009573
Scope note: Salts of nitrous acid or compounds containing the group NO2-. The inorganic nitrites of the type MNO2 (where M=metal) are all insoluble, except the alkali nitrites. The organic nitrites may be isomeric, but not identical with the corresponding nitro compounds. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS ID: 9757
Unique ID: D009573
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Nitrites - Preferred
Concept UI M0014884
Scope note Salts of nitrous acid or compounds containing the group NO2-. The inorganic nitrites of the type MNO2 (where M=metal) are all insoluble, except the alkali nitrites. The organic nitrites may be isomeric, but not identical with the corresponding nitro compounds. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Nitrites
Entry term(s) Nitrite



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