Medical Definition of Nitric oxide
Nitric oxide: A compound that is toxic but which, paradoxically, plays a number of important roles in the body, including the following:
The 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology was awarded to Robert F. Furchgott, Ferid Murad, and Louis J. Ignarro for their discoveries of the role of nitric oxide in cardiovascular physiology.
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