On This Day In Chemistry

September 14th

Albanian-American physician and pharmacologist Ferid Murad was born on this day in 1936

He shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Robert F. Furchgott and Louis J. Ignarro for their discoveries involving nitric oxide as a signal molecule for the cardiovascular system. Nitric oxide is a potent vasodilator that causes relaxation of smooth muscle cells.
 

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