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inhalant

1. (esp of a volatile medicinal formulation) inhaled for its soothing or therapeutic effect
2. an inhalant medicinal formulation
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The volatile substance, commonly used as an inhalant to achieve a euphoric effect, was put inside a 300 ml Royal True Orange plastic bottle.
For currently use, Nacada said 3.8 percent (82,517) are on alcohol, 3.6 percent (78,175) khat/ miraa, 2.6 percent (56,459) prescription drugs, 2.5 percent (54,288) tobacco, 1.8 percent (39,087) bhang/ cannabis, 0.6 percent (13,029) inhalants, 0.2 percent (4,343) heroin and 0.2 percent (4,343) cocaine.
3) Those with information gleaned from basic research about inhalants or carried out on animals.
Common inhalants are: household solvents--degreasers, dry cleaning products, gasoline, kerosene, paint thinners and removers, glue, marker liquids, correction liquids, some contact cleaner solutions; and household gases--whipped cream canisters or aerosols, butane lighters, propane tanks and butane lighters, fabric protector sprays, deodorant or hair sprays, spray paints (3).
Inhalants cause dependence (13) and can lead to brain damage, heart problems, liver problems, kidney failure and death, including suicide (5,13-17).
Next to the bodies police found a nylon bag with an inhalant drug.
The Study: The 754 poly-substance abusers in this study were questioned concerning their use of inhalants. The subjects also underwent psychosocial testing that looked at executive cognitive functioning and mental processing speed.
Some of the common terms of inhalants are boppers, climax, gluey, hardware, head cleaner, locker room, moon gas, poor man's pot, poppers and snappers.
The survey found that 7% of 8th graders and 3% of 12th graders abused inhalants in 2011.
Units fill powders, pellets, microtablets, tablets, liquids and certain low-dosage powder inhalants. Capsule-into-capsule functions are also possible.