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Used in or for inhaling.
1. A drug, such as an anesthetic or bronchodilator, or another substance, such as saline solution, inhaled for medicinal purposes in vapor or aerosol form.
2. A substance inhaled as an intoxicant, usually in the form of a vapor.
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1. (Medicine) (esp of a volatile medicinal formulation) inhaled for its soothing or therapeutic effect
2. inhaling
(Medicine) an inhalant medicinal formulation
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(ɪnˈheɪ lənt)

a volatile medicine or other substance that is inhaled for the effect of its vapor.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inhalant - something that is inhaled
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
2.inhalant - a medication to be taken by inhaling it
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Adj.1.inhalant - inhaling or serving for inhalation; "an inhalant pore"
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[ɪnˈheɪlənt] Ninhalante m
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[ɪnˈheɪlənt] ninalante m
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n. inhalante, medicamento administrado por inhalación.
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Inhalants like rugby, however, are considered a depressant rather than a stimulant.
For lifetime use, it found that 23.4 percent (508,132) have ever used alcohol in their lifetime, 17 percent (369,155) khat/ miraa, 16.1 percent (349,613) prescription drugs, 14.5 percent (314,869) tobacco, 7.5 percent (162,863) bhang/ cannabis, 2.3 percent (49,945) inhalants such as glue and petrol, 1.2 percent (26,058) heroin and 1.1 percent (23,887) cocaine.
The speakers enlightened the students about harmfull impact of different types of drugs on human life including Narcotics, Stimulants, Depressants, Cannabis, Inhalants, Steroids and their effects particularly physical and psychological.
In Mexico, completed research has allowed an identification of a variety of behaviors of this phenomenon over the years; for example, in the decades of the 1970's and 1980's inhalants and marijuana were the main drugs consumed in our country, later on, toward the year 1997 they were substituted by cocaine which occupied first place among preferences in both cases, without including alcohol and tobacco.
Inhalants are substances widely used as recreational drugs: their addictive potential has been demonstrated by many studies.
Intoxicative inhalants (inhalants) are chemical substances' vapours, which are intentionally inhaled to obtain a number of psychoactive effects.
A total of 6.1% of the sample reported having used inhalants, which constituted the second most frequently consumed illicit drug after marijuana (9).
Inhalants condenses information on a wide variety of household and other chemicals young people have been known to abuse and warns about the effects they have on the body.
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." On Thursday afternoon, unidentified armed attackers arrived there and shot them, dpa reported.
The Question: Do poly-substance abusers who also abuse inhalants have more cognitive and behavioral problems than poly-substance abusers who don't abuse inhalants?
A systemic review of electronic bibliographic databases like PubMed, Medscape, MD Consult by using the search terms "Inhalant abuse", "Inhalants", "public health" and "Inhalants and abuse" for the period 2000 to 2011 was completed.