butyl nitrite

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Synonyms for butyl nitrite

a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers

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The possibility of a cytochrome bs methemoglobin reductase deficiency was considered because of prolonged cyanosis and because butyl nitrite had not been shown to cause such a symptomatic methemoglobinemia.
Also known as: poppers, amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite.
Users inhale the amyl or butyl nitrite through the nose and/or mouth.
Butyl nitrite, a componentof room freshners, is sold in small flasks and also has acquiredstreet names such as "rush", "locker room", etc.
Now the Hopkins group has demonstrated that butyl nitrite, a street drug commonly called poppers, by itself can cause longer-term hearing damage.