Chemistry. a yellowish or white crystalline compound, NaNO 2 , soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol and ether: used in the manufacture of dyes and as a color fixative.
Nutrition. this compound added to food as a preservative and for flavor and color, especially in pork, fish, and beef products: implicated in the formation of suspected carcinogens.
sodium nitrite n.
A white crystalline compound used to lower systemic blood pressure, to relieve local vasomotor spasms, to relax bronchial and intestinal spasms, and as an antidote for cyanide poisoning.
- Sodium nitroprusside
sodium nitroprusside n. A compound used as a reagent for the detection of organic compounds in the urine and as a potent agent for inducing hypotension through intravenous infusion.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, NaBO 2 ⋅3H 2 O or NaBO 3 ⋅4H 2 O, used chiefly as a bleaching agent and antiseptic. sodium perborate noun 1. a white odourless crystalline compound used as an antiseptic and deodorant. Formula: NaBO3.4H2O sodium perborate sodium per·bo·rate (pər-bôr’āt’) n. A white odorless crystalline compound […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. a yellowish-white, hygroscopic, water-soluble powder, Na 2 O 2 , used chiefly as a bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent. sodium peroxide noun 1. a yellowish-white odourless soluble powder formed when sodium reacts with an excess of oxygen: used as an oxidizing agent in chemical preparations, a bleaching agent, an antiseptic, […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. Also called monobasic sodium phosphate. a white, crystalline, slightly hygroscopic, water-soluble powder, NaH 2 PO 4 , used chiefly in dyeing and in electroplating. 2. Also called dibasic sodium phosphate, disodium phosphate. a water-soluble compound that in its anhydrous form, Na 2 HPO 4 , occurring as a white, crystalline, hygroscopic powder, […]