butyl nitrite


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butyl nitrite

n.
A colorless, volatile liquid butyl ester of nitrous acid, C4H9NO2, included as an ingredient in some household room deodorizers and used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.

bu′tyl ni′trite


n.
a volatile liquid, C4H9NO2, used as an active ingredient in some household deodorizers. Compare popper (def. 3).
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butyl nitrite - a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
vasodilative, vasodilator - a drug that causes dilation of blood vessels
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Respondents were asked three nitrite-related questions: 1) "Have you ever inhaled or 'huffed' amyl nitrite (i.e., 'poppers' or 'snappers') through your nose or mouth in an effort to get high?"; 2) "Have you ever inhaled or 'huffed' butyl nitrite (e.g., 'Rush,' 'Locker Room,' 'Medusa,' 'Bolt,' 'Bullet,' or 'Climax') through your nose or mouth in an effort to get high?"; and 3) "Have you ever inhaled or 'huffed' any other product containing amyl or butyl nitrite through your nose or mouth in an effort to get high?" Most youth were familiar with the term "huffing" and few respondents evidenced any difficulty in understanding the meaning of the inhalant use questions.
Hindsight: "Researchers seem to agree that butyl nitrite, the principal ingredient in most over-the-counter poppers, may be a culprit."
Amyl nitrite and butyl nitrite were among those judged hardest to get, with only 19% of 12th graders saying they would be "easy" or "fairly easy" to acquire.
At discharge, the patient described repeated inhalations of nitrite over a 30-min period before his syncopal episode and turned over a 10-mL unmarked colored bottle containing 5 mL of remaining liquid later identified as butyl nitrite by gas chromatography.