Inhaled nitric oxide: clinical applications, indications, and toxicology.

@article{Troncy1997InhaledNO,
  title={Inhaled nitric oxide: clinical applications, indications, and toxicology.},
  author={Eric Troncy and M Francoeur and Gilbert Blaise},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1997},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={973-88}
}
PURPOSE Although the analogy of nitric oxide (NO) to Endothelium-derived Relaxing Factor remains controversial, medical use of exogenous NO gas by inhalation has grown exponentially. This review presents the mechanisms of action of inhaled NO in pulmonary hypertension, hypoxaemia, inflammation and oedema, as well as its therapeutic and diagnostic… CONTINUE READING