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What does nitroglycerin do in the body?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Dilates blood vessel: It dilates blood vessels temporarily. If it dilates coronary ateries it can stop an episode of chest pain. Jf it dilates arteries in the brain it can cause a headache. It can teporarily lower blood pressure.
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Dilates vessels: Nitroglycerin is a potent dilator of veins and arteries.
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Relax blood vessels: In the heart that can increase blood flow to stop an angina (chest pain) episode, but it also can produce side effects of low blood pressure (so take it sitting down) or headache.

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