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Nitric Oxide (Definition)

A gas that can directly relax vascular smooth muscle. It is used in the critical care setting to treat pulmonary hypertension. This can be seen in premature neonates with bronchiopulmonary dysplasia or neonates with congenital heart disease. It may be used in adults with severe pulmonary ...Read more


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Will nitric oxide affect erections?

Will nitric oxide affect erections?

Yes: It is the main mechanism for erections. The ed drugs use the mechanism of increasing Nitric Oxide locally in the penis to enhance erections. ...Read more

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Nitric oxide good for acne?

Nitric oxide good for acne?

Nitric Oxide: In it's purer form isa gas. Nitric oxide can be combined with other ingredients - I am not aware that it is used to treat acne. ...Read more

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How safe is nitric oxide?

How safe is nitric oxide?

Nitrous oxide?: I think you meant nitrous oxide. Long term exposure can cause vitamin B12 deficiency, neurologic consequences and reproductive side effects (in pregnant females). Fyi Nitric Oxide is a potent vasodilator. ...Read more

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Are nitric oxide supplements advisable to take?

Are nitric oxide supplements advisable to take?

No: There are some "nitric oxide supplements" on the market used by weight lifters for muscle building. Actually Nitric Oxide is a gas produced spontaneously by the body that is important in a number of biologic processes. There is no evidence that "supplements" alter this significantly. For those weight training, a healthy diet, adequate hydration and proper technique are the keys to strength gains. ...Read more

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Can take nitric oxide boosters accelerate hair loss?

Can take nitric oxide boosters accelerate hair loss?

Supplement woes: Majority of research around N-O and L-arginine suggests that these chemicals PREVENT hair loss. That does NOT mean your supplement is OK. Supplements are unregulated and may contain mystery ingredients. If you are a bodybuilder, perhaps you take testosterone (including injecting anabolic steroids BAD! BAD!) which accelerates male pattern baldness. Or you may just be naturally balding. ...Read more

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What nitrous oxide workout supplement is most effective?

Nitric oxide: I think you meant Nitric Oxide instead of nitrous oxide. Nitric oxide acts as a vasodilator and is helpful with increasing blood flow in muscle building workouts while nitrous oxide is a conscious sedation gas used often in dentistry to reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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What is nitric oxide used for?

Many uses: Nitric oxide functions as a signaling molecule (neurotransmitter) telling your body to make blood vessels relax and widen. Bodybuilders and athletes may use Nitric Oxide for blood flow, oxygen delivery, glucose uptake, muscle velocity, power output, and muscle growth. There are side effects associated with this supplement. Do your homework. How about balanced eating with whey protein. ...Read more

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Is nitric oxide good for us?

Innate in our lungs: Nitric oxide is produced in the blood vessels of our lungs. It's valuable for appropriate vasodilation or dilating of the arteries when needed. Helps to prevent against pulmonary vascular disorders like pulmonary hypertension. Several disorders can disturb the NO activity in our bodies and this pathway has been a key drug therapeutic target. Do not confuse Nitric with nitrous oxide. ...Read more

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Does using nitric oxide hurt me?

Does using nitric oxide hurt me?

Yes: Nitric oxide is a drug used to dilate blood vessels in the lungs and can effect your heart and lungs. ...Read more

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How effective is nitric oxide supplement and weight gaining supplements?

How effective is nitric oxide supplement and weight gaining supplements?

Unclear..: The supplements to which you (may be) referring have to do with exercise-enhanced endurance and performance. Basically, gaining weight as muscle requires increased calories, training specificity that may include timed rest and tiered "sets, " adequate hydration and rest. Some people respond to no supplements, but many do not. They can be physiologically stressfuli. Take care! ...Read more

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Can nitric oxide hurt your heart?

Can nitric oxide hurt your heart?

No: It's the precursor molecule of Nitroglycerin which is used for people who are having, or at risk of having, a heart attack. It's a potent vessel dilator and improves circulation to tissues that are starved for blood and oxygen. Don't confuse it with nitrogen dioxide with is a nasty pollutant or with nitrous oxide (laughing gas, an anesthetic). ...Read more

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Can nitric oxide supplements cause ocular migraines?

Can nitric oxide supplements cause ocular migraines?

It's possible but: Likely not. Ocular migraine is due to spasm of the retinal artery ; Nitric Oxide causes dilation or widening of the blood vessel-just the opposite. But then a paradoxical or opposite can occur. Take care ; god bless u !http://www.drugs.com/sfx/nitric-oxide-side-effects.html. http://www.m.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/ocular-migraine-basics. ...Read more

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How can nitric oxide help with erections?

How can nitric oxide help with erections?

Vasodilatation: Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels and dilating the blood vessels in the penis causes erection. Viagra (sildenafil) and related drugs work on this premise. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements together?

Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements together?

See below: Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels & thus increases blood flow. Ginkgo thins the blood. So their is possibility of bleeding problems if both are taken, especially if one also takes ndaids or coumadin (warfarin). Discuss the benefit-risk ration of these 2 with your fp or internist or hematologist. ...Read more

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