Active Ingredient History
Nitroglycerin was first invented in 1847 and has been used as an active ingredient in the manufacture of explosives, mostly dynamite. Nitroglycerin came into medical use in 1878 as as a potent vasodilator (dilation of the vascular system) to treat heart conditions, such as angina pectoris and chronic heart failure. Upon administration, nitroglycerin is converted to nitric oxide (NO) by mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase. NO is a potent activator of guanylyl cyclase (GC) by heme-dependent mechanisms. NCATS
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