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Erythrol Nitrate (not official), (Ch2ono2) 2(Cho.No2)2=28l.44. Synonym. - Erythrol Tetranitrate. Source. - By the nitration of Erythrite (C4H6(Oh4).
Erythrol nitrate has the same action as nitrites. It is less powerful than amyl nitrite and nitroglycerin. It is best given in chocolate tablets, and, as its action is slow, it is the best of this group for the relief of some symptoms of Bright's disease.