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Robert F. Furchgott 1998 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine or Physiology

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dc.contributor.author Zubrovich, John, Photographer
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-07T23:01:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-07T23:01:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-07T23:01:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/50786
dc.identifier.uri http://www.downstate.edu/RFFS/
dc.description Dr. Robert F. Furchgott was an extraordinary scientist who made major contributions to our understanding of cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology. He was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for identifying the fundamental role that nitric oxide (NO) plays in the regulation of cardiovascular function. Dr. Furchgott was the first to discover that the cells lining blood vessels produce a substance that induces vascular relaxation. He subsequently proposed that this novel endothelial-derived relaxing factor is nitric oxide. Dr. Furchgott’s discoveries have helped scientists understand and find new treatments for cardiovascular diseases and a host of other conditions ranging from immune disorders to memory loss, pulmonary disease, and erectile dysfunction. en
dc.subject Nobel Prize en
dc.subject 1998 en
dc.subject endothelial-derived en
dc.subject erectile dysfunction en
dc.subject cardiovascular en
dc.subject Nobel Prize in Medicine en
dc.subject Physiology en
dc.subject 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology en
dc.subject nitric oxide (NO) en
dc.title Robert F. Furchgott 1998 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine or Physiology en
dc.type Image en


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