Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
180 Doctors are Online

How nitroglycerin works?

How can nitroglycerin be both highly explosive and also be used for treating heart patients? How can nitroglycerin be both highly explosive and also be used for treating heart patients?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
Answers:  1 Views:  459
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Drug/Medication
  User's Response
It's good for heart patients because its a vasodilating agent. It dilates coronary arteries, restoring blood/oxygen supply to the heart, this stops the pain one gets with angina. Because of it's chemical properties it's also an ingredient in explosives, it isn't used alone as an explosive though.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor