Definition of nitric oxide in English:

nitric oxide


  • another term for nitrogen monoxide
    • ‘He isolated around twenty different airs, including hydrogen chloride, nitric oxide, and ammonia.’
    • ‘In these reactions the ozone reacts with nitric oxide to produce nitrogen dioxide.’
    • ‘Levels of nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide remained at a normally low level.’
    • ‘Both nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide can be toxic at higher concentrations.’
    • ‘Also, nitric oxide synthase will produce superoxide in lieu of nitric oxide when arginine concentration is low.’