The award of the 1998 Nobel prize for physiology and medicine, while controversial in terms of those excluded, was expected in terms of subject matter. Nitric oxide (NO), a somewhat reactive and highly diffusible gas, participates in numerous biological processes. Perhaps most importantly, NO is a signal molecule involved in the regulation of blood flow, in neurotransmission, and in the immune response.
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