What Is Nitroglycerin? - Definition, Uses & Side Effects


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Nitroglycerin is a vasodilator. What does this drug do in the body?

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1. A patient having angina will be suffering from which symptom?

2. A patient with chest pain is given a pill under the tongue to help with the symptoms. What is the term for this type of medication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nitroglycerin can be used as a crucial medicine within human anatomy, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its use and characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Nitroglycerin
  • Nitroglycerin delivery methods
  • Chest pain medications
  • Angina

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can accurately identify the effects of vasodilators
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding angina, chest pain medication, and precautions to take when receiving nitroglycerin
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast nitroglycerin delivery methods

Additional Learning

To learn more about nitroglycerin, review the accompanying lesson, What is Nitroglycerin? - Definition, Uses and Side Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define nitroglycerin
  • Know the functions of vasodilators
  • Familiarize yourself with the uses of nitroglycerin
  • Be aware of the side effects of nitroglycerin