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Louis Ignarro

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Louis José Ignarro (born May 31, 1941) is an American pharmacologist. For demonstrating the signaling properties of nitric oxide, he was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad. Currently, he is professor emeritus of pharmacology at the UCLA School of Medicine's department of molecular and medical pharmacology in Los Angeles, which he joined in 1985. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Ignarro has received more than 251,806 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Louis Ignarro is the 145th most popular physician (up from 149th in 2019), the 1,131st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,238th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Physician.

Louis Ignarro is a pharmacologist and a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is most famous for his discovery of nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the human body.

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Among physicians, Louis Ignarro ranks 145 out of 502Before him are Mungo Park, Ulf von Euler, Theodor Billroth, Georgios Papanikolaou, Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, and Heo Jun. After him are Baruj Benacerraf, André Frédéric Cournand, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, George H. Hitchings, John Langdon Down, and Alan Hodgkin.

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Among people born in 1941, Louis Ignarro ranks 71Before him are Franco Columbu, Paul Anka, Claudine Auger, Igor Smirnov, Mohamed Ghannouchi, and Toyo Ito. After him are Neil Diamond, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Ivica Osim, Vladimir Voronin, Theodor W. Hänsch, and Gérson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louis Ignarro ranks 1,131 out of 18,182Before him are Liliʻuokalani (1838), Robert Knepper (1959), Jaco Pastorius (1951), Lance Henriksen (1940), Richard Matheson (1926), and Ron Jeremy (1953). After him are Stephen Crane (1871), James Brendan Connolly (1868), Dred Scott (1795), Marcheline Bertrand (1950), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), and Donna Leon (1942).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Louis Ignarro ranks 15Before him are Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Harvey J. Alter (1935), Virginia Apgar (1909), Joseph Murray (1919), Robin Cook (1940), and Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903). After him are Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), George H. Hitchings (1905), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), and Anthony Fauci (1940).