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addictioj Inhalants - Inhalants Inhalants are volatile...

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Inhalants Inhalants are volatile substances that produce chemical vapors that can be inhaled to produce a psychoactive effect. Four types include: Volatile solvents are chemicals that are liquid at room temp. and give off fumes, ie. gasoline, paint thinners, adhesives, industrial degreasing agents, correction fluids, dry cleaning fluids, nail polish remover; toluene is often an ingredient in these. Aerosols =sprays with propellants and solvents; ie. hair spray, cleaners, deodorant, spray paints, vegetable oil sprays for cooking, fabric protector sprays. Gases =medical anesthetics like ether, chloroform, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas- rapid onset and dissolution of effects; death from lack of oxygen to brain; depression of heart muscle functioning; is used for dental work; if used improperly, can freeze tissues like the lungs; is used for its effects of dizziness, giddiness, and disorientation), whipped cream dispensers (nitrous oxide), propane tanks, butane lighters, refrigerants. Nitrites-
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 477 taught by Professor Ceasar during the Spring '11 term at CSU Long Beach.

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