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Am J Psychiatry. 1978 Oct;135(10):1216-8.

Popping and snorting volatile nitrites: a current fad for getting high.

Abstract

In certain social circles a variety of volatile nitrites are being used extensively to expand creativity, stimulate music appreciation, promote a sense of abandon in dancing, and intensify sexual experience. Soon after amyl nitrite (the prototype of this group) became a prescription drug, legally produced substitutes appeared and were sold as room odorizers. Analyses of eight of these substitutes showed them to contain isomers of butyl or amyl alcohol and a corresponding nitrite. The authors describe the context of use of these products and their desired and adverse effects.

PMID:
696901
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.135.10.1216
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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