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Nitric oxide – a remarkable and useful molecule

Nitric oxide (NO), an inorganic free radical gas, is one of the smallest biologically active molecules. It is the most studied endogenous molecule of the last decade, and research on NO has entered into almost all areas of biology and medicine. The field received a burst of publicity in 1998 with the award of that year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine to Drs Furchgott, Ignarro and Murad for their pioneering work.
Dermatology in practice 2006; 13(5): 28–29
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