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Nitrite (Definition)

Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be ...Read more


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Do people naturally have any sodium nitrite in their bodies?

Do people naturally have any sodium nitrite in their bodies?

Consumed: We consume it all the time but we dont make it. It is a useful precursor to a variety of compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, and pesticides, but it is probably best known as a food additive to prevent botulism. It has been used to keep meat safe. ...Read more

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Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Can cause cancer: It has been shown that such preservatives can cause stomach cancer as they are decomposed andvturnninto nitrites. Not in small amounts, but over a period of time. ...Read more

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What is meaning of leu neg nitrite pod. And leuk pos nitrite neg urine dips?

What is meaning of  leu neg nitrite  pod. And leuk pos nitrite  neg urine dips?

Uti: When both leucoyte and nitrites are positive then it is strongly indicative of uti. If only leucocyte is positive and nitrite negative, it can still be uti, but with organisms who doesnt convert to nitrite, low urine ph or early phase of uti. Vice versa also indicates UTI and if alone nitrite is pos it is still a strong predictor of uti. In all circumstances clinical signs and symptoms are imp. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nitrite?

What is the definition or description of: nitrite?

Nitrite is an ion: Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (? 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be used in heart ds. ...Read more

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What causes nitrites in urine?

What causes nitrites in urine?

UTI: Nitrite is a marker on the dipstick that can indicated a uti. Many of the bacteria that cause a UTI create nitrite in the urinary tract and the specific reagent on the dipstick will show its presence. ...Read more

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What is a nitrite positive uti?

What is a nitrite positive uti?

It shows: That you have bacteria in your urine that can convert the nitrate normally there into nitrite, gram negative bacteria such as e.coli can do this if urine at least two hours' old in bladder ...Read more

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What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

Nitrite: A positive Urine Nitrite Test is indicative of bacteria in urine. Gram negative organisms like E.Coli are often picked up with this test. ...Read more

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