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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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The American Academy of Paediatrics defines inhalant abuse "is the intentional inhalation of a volatile substance for the purpose of achieving an altered mental state."
The volatile substance, commonly used as an inhalant to achieve a euphoric effect, was put inside a 300 ml Royal True Orange plastic bottle.
There were three theories about what caused the cardiac arrest, Kramp said: The inhalant could have oversensitized the patient's heart, which can make any subsequent stress, like getting caught by a parent, cause cardiac arrest.
The frequency of positive reactions to the inhalant allergens ranged as high as 29%; 30 antigens had positivity rates of at least 10% (table 1).
Kate Brown signed, House Bill 2546, which expands the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act to cover the use of "inhalant delivery systems," which include e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, vape pens and other devices.
According to Worldwide Research about Youth (1) in 1990, 41 countries had epidemiological information about the consumption of inhalant solvents among individuals between the ages of 12 to 29 years, who reported an incidence of consumption between 5% and 20%.
Inhalant and food allergies are induced and regulated by IgE and can be present in children and adults with frequent or chronic upper respiratory inflammatory episodes that are often misdiagnosed as viral infections [4].
For example, the National Addiction Surveys conducted studies in schools in Australia and North America that indicated high rates of experimental inhalant use during early adolescence, as high as 26% of 12 year old students (Johnston, O'Malley & Bachman, 2003; White & Hayman, 2004).
It is known that inhalant exclusive use is rare, most teenagers tend to use other drugs as well.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), inhalant drugs are psychotropic substances divided into four groups based on their action mechanism: volatile solvents, aerosols, gases and nitrites (1).
Something I use when I get a cold is an inhalant that you breathe up your nose, like Vicks Sinex or Olbas Oil, which makes the lining of our sinuses shrink and helps drainage.