Nitroarginine

Nitroarginine, or Nω-nitro-L-arginine, is a nitro derivative of the amino acid arginine. It is an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase and hence a vasoconstrictor. As such, it finds widespread use as a biochemical tool in the study of nitric oxide and its biological effects. Nitroarginine has been used in research studying coronary constriction, in...
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nitroarginine

<chemical> An inhibitor of nitric oxide synthetase which has been shown to prevent glutamate toxicity. Nitroarginine has been experimentally tested for its ability to prevent ammonia toxicity and ammonia-induced alterations in brain energy and ammonia metabolites. (neurochem res 1995:200(4):451-6) ... Pharmacological action: enzyme inhibitors...
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