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what is the function of potassium nitrate

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
47 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Toothpaste use: Potassium nitrate is designed to reduce sensitivity by occluding the dentinal tubules in teeth. It doesn't have a specific role in protecting the ena ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
SnF2 and KNO3: Stannous Fluoride is tin Fluoride and is used to fight cavities. It is a chemical compound with the formula snf2. Potassium nitrate is a chemical com ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Potassium nitrate: Hopefully you're not swallowing large quantities of this toothpaste or mouthwash? Most likely you would get a very upset stomach first, before effect ... Read More
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Haven't heard of: It. The potassium nitrate etc is in trace amounts. The paste is not made to be ingested in large amounts rather a pea sized amount dispensed on the ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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None: No known interactions. Shouldn't be a problem.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not Healthy food: Processed meats are not healthy food. it is to be avoided. so should Red meat be aavoided as these foods increase the risk for Cancer. You can eat pla ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Lu
15 years experience General Practice
Good question: There has been considerable human epidemiological data pertaining to the consumption of (nitrite-containing) cured meats and hot dogs during pregnancy ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Nitrites = UTI: Normal urine, in absence of a UTI does not contain nitrites.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Leukocytes: May be infection , specially if there are symptoms such as urinary frequency, burning sensation when urinating, sometimes assymptomatic pyuria( white ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Nitrate: This is a result from a urine dipstick. Certain bacteria cause nitrates to appear in the urine so it may indicate a urine infection. You should ask y ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Goodman
53 years experience Cardiology
No: Losartan controls blood pressure by blocking the action of receptors on blood vessels that cause blood vessels to constrict( ie: narrow down).
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