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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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Moreover, the predictive value of total IgE was determined separately for inhalant, food, and multiple allergies, in order to verify which type of allergy is more specifically associated with high total IgE levels.
For example, the National Addiction Surveys conducted studies in schools in Australia and North America that indicated high rates of experimental inhalant use during early adolescence, as high as 26% of 12 year old students (Johnston, O'Malley & Bachman, 2003; White & Hayman, 2004).
It is known that inhalant exclusive use is rare, most teenagers tend to use other drugs as well.
Thus, the aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of inhalant use among adolescents at public and private schools in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and investigate associations with marijuana use, alcohol consumption, socioeconomic status and gender.
According to the public prosecutor's office of the state of Guerrero, the youths frequented a site, near a river in the town of Coyuca de Benitez, "to use inhalants and other drugs.
Comment: The dangers of inhalant abuse are well known.
Similarly, other inhalant allergies develop subtly.
Inhalant abuse is considered to be the fourth worst habit after alcohol, smoking and marijuana use.
Inhalant abuse can cause asphyxia, suffocation, or "sudden sniffing death" from sensitization of the myocardium to catecholamines (especially Freon) and a catecholamine rush after exercise or masturbation, resulting in cardiovascular collapse, she said.
Few comprehensive statistics exist on deaths from "helium huffing," but in Florida, a state that collects such data, 20 percent of the state's inhalant deaths were linked to helium.
Inhalant use has been considered one of the most dangerous forms of substance abuse, even leading to death and serious accidents.
The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition announced the findings at a press conference in collaboration with SAMHSA.