Published in Blood Weekly, November 22nd, 1999
Raynaud's syndrome is a disorder of the circulation in which blood vessels in the fingers constrict in response to cold or stress. Blood flow is decreased, and the fingers turn white or even blue. The study was reported in the November 13, 1999, issue of The Lancet (vol. 354(9189):1670).
Nitric oxide is known to cause blood vessels to dilate, and can be generated by mixing sodium nitrite with ascorbic acid. Dr. Arthur Tucker and colleagues from St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK, created a...
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