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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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What could happen if i take viagra (sildenafil) and add nitric oxide?

Here are some ...: While nitric oxide has been celebrated as the miracle molecule in medicine for its vascular relaxing effect, and studied and tried in treating pulmonary hypertension, its use in ED is still unclear. Yet, the "ending" product of PDE-5 inhibitors such Vaigra happens to be nitric oxide, which is known to relax smooth muscles inside sponge bodies of the penis so to enhance natural erection for ED... ...Read more

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Is it true that viagra (sildenafil) is nothing more than nitric oxide?

Yes or not...: Nitric oxide (no) is a potent vasodilator - a natural molecule along the biological process of generating erection. Viagra, (sildenafil) a pde-5 inhibitor, blocks the process of "digesting" no so to exaggerate the concentration of no leading to enhance natural process of erection by relaxing smooth muscles inside penile sponge cylinders. But there's no vehicle to deliver the free form of no. ...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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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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Are there any benefits of nitric oxide for woman?

Are there  any benefits of nitric oxide for woman?

Yes: Nitric oxide dilates arteries and improves the functioning of the lining of the blood vessels. It lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow to organs. Here's a link to some more information: http://www.Rd.Com/health/wellness/heart-disease-risk-factor-1-nitric-oxide/. ...Read more

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What could be the benefits of nitric oxide for women?

Relaxes the uterus: In rare cases where relaxing a woman's pregnant uterus would help "turn a baby around, " deliver a second twin, avoid a "tight squeeze" for the baby's head, or to help extract the placenta after a complex delivery, Nitric Oxide (in the form of nitroglycerin) is sometimes used by anesthesia providers. In sever acute respiratory syndrome of pregnancy, no can selectively improve oxygen delivery. ...Read more

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What does nitric oxide do to muscles?

What does nitric oxide do to muscles?

Increases blood flow: Nitric oxide has been marketed as a performance enhancer for athletes - Nitric Oxide increase blood flow to muscles and helps to maintain the 'pumped up' look after lifting weights. Some studies have suggested improved endurance. Arginine is actually the ingredient in the Nitric Oxide that is sold in health and nutrition stores. It is converted to Nitric Oxide hope this helps. ...Read more

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What blood test checks for nitric oxide?

What blood test checks for nitric oxide?

Interesting Question: Nitric oxide is a regulator of how cells in the body talk to each other.It helps with things like blood pressure and Insulin resistance. There is research to see what inc. Or dec. Nitric oxide in the body. You can be exposed to high levels of nitrogen gases when you burn coal or diesel fuel. There's no specific blood test, the treatment is just support breathing and heart function. ...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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What benefits are there of taking a nitric oxide supplement?

What benefits are there of taking a nitric oxide supplement?

Probably none: I have seen conflicting studies. Many suggest that it is arginine which may be included as a supplement that releases a small amt of nitric oxide. Which may increase endurance. Seen other studies that say eating nitrates for breakfast may raise levels later in the day. ...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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I've read a lot about nitric oxide helping circulation, is this a good idea?

I've read a lot about nitric oxide helping circulation, is this a good idea?

NO pill of Nit.Oxide: You can not 'take' Nitric Oxide (no). It is a cellular signaling molecule, involved in many physiological and pathological processes. It is a powerful vasodilator with a short half-life of a few seconds! nitroglycerine and Amyl Nitrite are thought to be active through the mechanism of being precursors to nitric oxide.Viagra (sildenafil) for erectile dysfunction helps release Nitric Oxide and improve erections. ...Read more

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How bad are pre work outs like nitric oxide for your body, for example super pump 250?

How bad are pre work outs like nitric oxide for your body, for example super pump 250?

Depends: Most pre work out drinks have two main purposes and that is to prepare your muscles for the workout and to give you a boost of energy to complete your workout. Keeping that in mind there are many pre workout drinks out there with a vast array of ingredients claiming to give you an edge. What ever drink you choose make sure you drink plenty of water both during and after your workout. ...Read more

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Nitric oxide is a leading, and supposedly healthy option in performance supplementation. I eat healthily and train daily...Is it alright to take ?

Nitric oxide is a leading, and supposedly healthy option in performance supplementation. I eat healthily and train daily...Is it alright to take ?

Avoid taking unknown: You should eat healthy and avoid taking any kind of junky supplements. Plant based foods(grains, veggies and fruits) along with a good dose of proteins(nuts, eggs, fish and low fat dairy products) are healthy for you. ...Read more

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