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Sodium Nitrite

"Sodium Nitrite" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Nitrous acid sodium salt. Used in many industrial processes, in meat curing, coloring, and preserving, and as a reagent in ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES. It is used therapeutically as an antidote in cyanide poisoning. The compound is toxic and mutagenic and will react in vivo with secondary or tertiary amines thereby producing highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sodium Nitrite" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sodium Nitrite" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 10 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1996 and 2008
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