This Medication Could Make Your Heart Explode, Or Save Your Life

When you think of nitroglycerin, what comes to mind? For some of you, it's probably explosions. For others, it's probably heart medication. In fact, they're one and the same. Nitroglycerin is both a common heart medication and plays a central role in explosives like dynamite. This seems like a problem, right? Nitroglycerin as an explosive and nitroglycerin as a medication or chemically identical, but our bodies handle the substance in an amazing way. In the following video, discover how nitroglycerin behaves in your body.

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Nitroglycerin: Explosive Heart Medication

Some use nitroglycerin to cure chest pain, while others build explosives.

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Written By Curiosity Staff January 6, 2017