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Pharmacological knowledge of potassium nitrate

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Pharmacological knowledge of potassium nitrate

Post  gill on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:39 pm


Potassium nitrate can be found in some toothpastes for sensitive teeth. Recently, the use of potassium nitrate in toothpastes for treating sensitive teeth has increased and may be an effective treatment.
Potassium nitrate successfully combats high blood pressure and was once used as a hypotensive. Other nitrates and nitrites such as glyceryl trinitrate (nitroglycerin), amyl nitrite and isosorbide derivatives are still used to relieve angina.
Potassium nitrate was once thought to induce impotence, and is still falsely rumored to be in institutional food (such as military fare) as an anaphrodisiac; however, there is no scientific evidence for such properties.

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Uses of Potassium Nitrate

Post  jyoti on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:36 am

In general inorganic chemistry potassium nitrate has a formula KNO3. It has many uses :
1. used as fertilizers
2.food preservation
3.amateur rocket propellants
4.heat treatment of metals as a solvent in the post-wash.
5. ideal short-term rust inhibitor and so on.


Last edited by Thesci3141 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:21 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : KNO3 is inorganic)

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smoke out

Post  Mary_J on Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:15 pm

Potassium nitrate is an efficient oxidizer, which produces a lilac flame upon burning due to the presence of potassium. It is therefore used in amateur rocket propellants and in several fireworks such as smoke bombs. It is also added to pre-rolled cigarettes to maintain an even burn of the tobacco.

omg, don't burn your eyes!




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