Nitric oxide as a therapeutic agent.

  title={Nitric oxide as a therapeutic agent.},
  author={Charles Richard Conti},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  volume={17 5},
The vasorelaxant property of inhaled nitric oxide is rapidly lost because it binds to hemoglobin. Its selective action in the pulmonary circulation and bronchial smooth muscle has the advantage of not decreasing systemic vascular resistance with resultant systemic hypotension. In the adult population, patients with ARDS, COLD, asthma, and increased… CONTINUE READING