Nitrites

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Nitrites

Nitrites often are considered a special class of inhalants. Unlike most other inhalants, which act directly on the central nervous system (CNS), nitrites act primarily to dilate blood vessels and relax the muscles. And while other inhalants are used to alter mood, nitrites are used primarily as sexual enhancers. Nitrites include cyclohexyl nitrite, isoamyl (amyl) nitrite, and isobutyl (butyl) nitrite. Cyclohexyl nitrite is found in room odorizers. Amyl nitrite is used in certain diagnostic procedures and is prescribed to some patients for heart pain. Illegally diverted ampules of amyl nitrite are called "poppers" or "snappers" on the street. Butyl nitrite is an illegal substance that is often packaged and sold in small bottles also referred to as "poppers."

   

Comments

7/28/2006 3:56:18 PM
zaepfel86@earthlink.net said:

Is there any difference in the use of nitrates/nitrites for opening the blood vessels for better oxygen supply?


3/25/2007 4:15:16 PM
Chrissy said:

why is nitrite and nitrate soo dangerous?




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