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What is the definition of nitrite?

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Nitrite is a food additive that may trigger headaches in some people; nitrites are commonly found in processed meats like bacon, pepperoni, hot dogs, ham, sausage, luncheon meats, and deli-style meats. Some heart medications contain nitrates.

From: Migraine and Headache Glossary WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

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