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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 don't 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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I have a UTI high in leukocytes. What medications are used to treat this type of uti? I've only had 1 UTI high in nitrite

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I have a UTI high in leukocytes. What medications are used to treat this type of uti? I've only had 1 UTI high in nitrite

Culture: Your doctor can send a urine culture which can tell you which bacteria is responsible and which antibiotics it's susceptible to. He or she can even start treating you empirically first with something common, like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds until the culture results come back. If the bacteria is resistant, the antibiotic can be changed. Good luck! ...Read more

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How could irritability (a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?

How could irritability (a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?

Don't understand?: Most of the time, when a drug producing 'dysphoric' effects - effects not considered pleasant by most people - fewer people abuse that drug. However, many drugs produce irritability, including cocaine and amphetamines, but people still get enough benefit to continue to use them. People use nitrites mainly for sexual enhancement, and are willing to pay the price of some stimulation/irritability. ...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 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 doesn't 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 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 will happen if you ingest poppers (alkyl nitrites)?

What will happen if you ingest poppers (alkyl nitrites)?

They're not ingested: But are inhaled nasally, but they are not recommended unless prescribed for you, generally for heart pain (angina). They cause low blood pressure and severe headache, fainting and, in some people, more serious problems. They are frequently used in gay sex for reduce rectal muscle tone and as an orgasmic "enhancer." They aren't good for you, particularly unprotected sex, hep B, HIV and STDs. ...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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I took a home UTI in it's positive for nitrite what should I do?

I took a home UTI in it's positive for nitrite what should I do?

Talk to your doctor: The presence of nitrites just means there are bacteria in your urine that make that metabolite; it needs to be interpreted in the setting of symptoms and white blood cells in the urine, and if all are appropriate, needs antibiotics. All roads lead to discussion with the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the effect of estrogen on plasma nitrite in a diabetic female?

What is the effect of estrogen on plasma nitrite in a diabetic female?

Nitrite: If your estrogen cycle is OK there should not be much effect nitrite. Are you feeling OK? If so relax a bit. If not see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Uti leukocytes shows positive, nitrite shows negative?

Uti leukocytes shows positive, nitrite shows negative?

What is the question: These are lab tests, the results of which cannot be interpreted outside the context of your clinical condition. You can have leukocytes in your urine without having a bacterial infection with an organism that converts nitrates to nitrites. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have trace results for leukocytes but negative for nitrites?

What should you do if you have trace results for leukocytes but negative for nitrites?

Urinalysis: A microscopic evaluation of the urine looking for white blood cells, bacteria, red blood cells, etc. Will give more information for a presumptive diagnosis. A confirmatory diagnosis of an infection would be made with a urine culture. ...Read more

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Can urine that say out too long before being tested show a false positive result of nitrites?

Can urine that say out too long before being tested show a false positive result of nitrites?

It is possible: A false-positive nitrite test result may occur when a urine specimen has remained at room temperature for an extended period of time and bacterial contaminants are allowed to multiply and produce measurable levels of nitrites. ...Read more

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I have nitrite present in urine without any other problem (everything else normal)! no symptoms also! What causes it?

I have nitrite present in urine without any other problem (everything else normal)! no symptoms also! What causes it?

Check out this link: Positive urine nitrites suggest urinary tract infection. Symptoms may or may not be prrsent. Follow up with your dr for any concerns. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/urine-test. ...Read more

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Urinalysis showed positive for nitrites in urine?

Urinalysis showed positive for nitrites in urine?

UTI: Bacteria that cause a urinary tract infection (UTI) make an enzyme that changes urinary nitrates to nitrites. Nitrites in urine show a UTI is present. ...Read more

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In the urinalysis I had positive nitrite as well as 500 Leu/uL. What kind of infection could that indicate?

In the urinalysis I had positive nitrite as well as 500 Leu/uL. What kind of infection could that indicate?

Urinary tract: Pos nitrites and leukocyte generally indicate infection in the urine. You need to get a urine culture and see a physician to prescribe you antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do positive leukocytes and negative nitrites indicate a uti?

Do positive leukocytes and negative nitrites indicate a uti?

Maybe: Leukocytes (white blood cells) are found in urine when there is any source of irritation (uti, stones, tumors...). Nitrites in urine are generally due to bacteria that make nitrites, but not all bacteria do so. The only way to be sure you have a UTI (and know how best to treat it) is to have the urine cultured, which means it is grown in a lab for 48-72hrs, then tested with several antibiotics. ...Read more

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Moderate bilirubin, trace protein, positive for nitrite and RBC is tntc. What does it mean?

Moderate bilirubin, trace protein, positive for nitrite and RBC is tntc. What does it mean?

Maybe UTI, maybe not: These indicators suggest a possibility of a urinary tract infection, especially if you have burning on urination, frequency and urgency etc...Moderate bilirubin/trace protein can be from concentrated urine. If you have sudden/rapid onset of severe pain, it could be a kidney stone. Why was this done anyway? If you are concerned or having symptoms, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I purchase nitrite-free deli ham for my daughter and I occasionally feed her those. Are these still considered a carcinogen? I am scared!

I purchase nitrite-free deli ham for my daughter and I occasionally feed her those. Are these still considered a carcinogen? I am scared!

The WHO advisory...: On red/processed meats does not represent any new discoveries. We've known for decades that these are associated with slightly higher colon cancer rates. What's more important is to have a well balanced diet. Sugary foods and excess carbs are a bigger threat to our health due to the obesity and diabetes epidemic. Don't overdo the red/processed meat and follow colon CA screening guidelines. ...Read more

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I took a UTI home strip test twice, both of which came out positive for leukocytes and negetive for nitrites. Does that mean I have a uti?

I took a UTI home strip test twice, both of which came out positive for leukocytes and negetive for nitrites. Does that mean I have a uti?

Possible: Not all UTIs give positive nitrite.Leukocytes could be present if urine not very cleanly collected in female (by wiping very well with antiseptic pad &labia separated).Only sure proof of infection is culture. If you did a dipstick test at home, I presume you are having symptoms. Best to see doctor & probably you will be given antibiotic probably after giving urine specimen. ...Read more

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