Effect of a nitroglycerin patch on perfusion to the foot in healthy subjects.


Nitric oxide is an endogenous gas released by endothelial cells that induces vasodilatation and plays other important roles in the wound-healing process. Nitroglycerin preparations are liberators of nitric oxide. Podiatric physicians have used nitroglycerin paste and patches on patients in an attempt to increase perfusion to the foot. However, the drug's… (More)


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