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Glyceryl trinitrate; trinitroglycerol; the nitrate moiety is metabolized to nitrite and, subsequently, to nitric oxide and nitrosothiol, which activate guanylate cyclase. The resulting increase in cyclic GMP synthesis may explain the potent vasodilator effects of this and similar organic nitrates.


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