Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 42 - 42.4 - Concept Check - Page 937: 3


Nitric acid stimulates increased blood flow.

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Nitroglycerin is metabolized into nitric oxide, which dilates blood vessels. This in turn increases blood flow. Patients suffering from various forms of heart disease that constrict blood flow may be prescribed nitroglycerin to counteract this.
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