amyl nitrate


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amyl nitrate

[′am·əl ′nī‚trāt]
(organic chemistry)
C5H11ONO2 An ester of amyl alcohol added to diesel fuel to raise the cetane number.
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With the stated aim "not to succumb to a kind of recognizable belief system" as he looks "for a way in anatomizing [his] time," Hiorns has summoned signifiers of reckless potency, pleasure, and cleansing associated with masculinity--pumped up (steroids), partied-out (amyl nitrate), spent (sperm), and occupied with attempting to dispose of the traces of its actions (Dettol).
Although sometimes prescribed for medicinal purposes, amyl nitrate is widely available in clubs and often used to heighten sexual arousal.
Nearly three decades ago, as featured in The Advocate's first cover story on drug abuse, it was amyl nitrate, or "poppers."
Last week Charlotte's family blasted the former model over his allegations that the 19-year-old millionairess smoked cannabis and used poppers (amyl nitrate) with him during their love affair.
Pie's weakest argument by far, advanced largely by lay poisons, places the blame for the epidemic on the drug-taking promiscuity o f t he American gay lifestyle in the late '70s/early '80s, exacerbated by the use of amyl nitrate "poppers." This shaky theory manages to place the blame exclusively on homosexual behavior and conveniently leave Africa and the rest of the world out of the equation.
According to the survey, carried out by the National Centre for Social Research, the most common experiences were of solvent abuse, smoking cannabis and sniffing amyl nitrate, known as poppers.
Fatal interactions have been reported between PDE5 inhibitors and nitrates (used to treat heart disease) or amyl nitrate (an illicit party drug), he noted.
Hallucinogenic drugs and 'poppers' (amyl nitrate) are also taken for fun in dance settings, while cannabis and sedatives are sometimes used in conjunction with amphetamines.
They travelled on a rogue coach, not approved by the club, which was searched by police in Manchester and weapons were found including craft knives, blades taped to pens, CS gas, amyl nitrate, metal bars, copper cable and thunder flashes.
Nitrates include amyl nitrate, which is diverted from legal use and available on the street as "poppers" or "snappers." Unlike other inhalants that act on the central nervous system, nitrates act primarily to dilate blood vessels and relax muscles; they are used as sexual enhancers.
During an encounter that took place before the movie begins, Verger, under the influence of amyl nitrate, had been convinced by Lecter to cut off his face and feed it to the dogs.
"At one VA location, the entire drug supply of amyl nitrate, an inhaled drug used as an antidote for cyanide poisoning, had expired dates," according to the GAO.