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  • anesthetic
  • NIOSH Hazard Control - Control of Nitrous Oxide in Dental Operatories - DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-107 (1998) - Dental workers are exposed to nitrous oxide (N 2 O) when patients receive it as an anesthetic. (cdc.gov)
  • NIOSH Report - Control of Nitrous Oxide in Dental Operatories - DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-129 (1994) - Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), conducted four in-depth field evaluations, and one laboratory study to evaluate three commercial dental operatory waste anesthetic gas scavenging systems for their effectiveness in reducing nitrous oxide exposure. (cdc.gov)
  • NIOSH Alert - Controlling Exposures to Nitrous Oxide During Anesthetic Administration - DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-100 (1994) - This alert presents control measures for preventing or greatly reducing exposure to N 2 O during the administration of anesthetic gas. (cdc.gov)
  • Nitrous oxide is a weak inhalational anesthetic. (medscape.com)
  • Because 105% alveolar concentration is needed to induce general anesthesia when nitrous oxide is used as a sole anesthetic agent, it is ineffective as a single agent for general anesthesia. (medscape.com)
  • [ 9 ] Additionally, nitrous oxide has been used successfully as an anesthetic for children undergoing minor surgeries such as cyst surgery and abscess drainage. (medscape.com)
  • A portable, mid-infrared specific vapor analyzer, designed for easy, on-site measurement of four anesthetic gases, has been introduced by Wilks Enterprise, Inc. The InfraRan 4-Gas Anesthetic Specific Vapor Analyzer provides on-site, real-time measurements of Nitrous Oxide (0-1000 ppm), Desflurane (0-30 ppm), Isoflurane (0-30 ppm), and Sevoflurane (0-30 ppm). (environmental-expert.com)
  • The standard use for nitrous oxide is as an anesthetic for dental patients or as an aerosol propellant in whipped cream. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • 1999
  • NIOSH Hazard Control - Control of Nitrous Oxide During Cryosurgery - DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 99-105 (1999) - NIOSH studies have shown that N 2 O in the air in cryosurgical units can be effectively controlled by ventilation and equipment maintenance, and if this is not possible, through using a less hazardous cryogenic gas. (cdc.gov)
  • Between 1997 and 1999, 11 deaths were attributed to use of nitrous oxide, according to the state Office of Drug Control. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • 1993
  • Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1993 03:22:39 GMT Hello everybody, I promised to send out this list I have, with well known people, using n2o (nitrous oxide) as a drug. (erowid.org)
  • canister
  • Inhaling nitrous oxide directly from the canister is very dangerous because the gas is under such high pressure. (talktofrank.com)
  • It is very dangerous to inhale nitrous oxide directly from the canister, and doing it in an enclosed space is also very dangerous. (talktofrank.com)
  • A 29-year-old Michigan man was arrested after he was caught inhaling what appeared to be a canister of nitrous oxide in a Publix parking lot in Delray Beach , police said. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • inhale
  • Nitrous oxide's popularity in Korea is a recent trend, particularly among college students who inhale it from balloons ― people call them "happy balloons" ― with beers at parties. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • I know that individuals inhale this substance in an effort to become intoxicated," a police officer wrote in the arrest report, noting that McInerney's vehicle contained several packages of nitrous oxide. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • exposure
  • Mandatory nitrous horror story: Layzer (in (1978) "Myeloneuropathy after prolonged exposure to nitrous oxide," _Lancet_ 2:1227) reports a case of 15 people who had been inhaling nitrous oxide for long periods of time and developed a condition resembling subacture combined degneration of the cord, whatever that means. (factbites.com)
  • I would suggest that the following types of people in particular avoid exposure to signficant amounts of nitrous: Pregnant women: since nitrous oxide is a known teratogen in rodents, acting by depleting folates and partially reversible by oral folinic acid, we can expect a similar syndrome in humans. (erowid.org)
  • Workers may be harmed from exposure to nitrous oxide. (cdc.gov)
  • The following resources provide information about occupational exposure to nitrous oxide. (cdc.gov)
  • NIOSH Update - NIOSH Warns: Nitrous Oxide Continues to Threaten Health Care Workers - DHHS (NIOSH) (1994) - NIOSH warns that even with preventive measures such as scavenging systems in place workers may be at risk for serious health effects due to their exposure to nitrous oxide. (cdc.gov)
  • search
  • NIOSHTIC-2 search results on nitrous oxide - NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable database of worker safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH. (cdc.gov)
  • anaesthetic
  • The article, which was in fact written by James, reviewed The Anaesthetic Revelation and the Gist of Philosophy , a pamphlet arguing that the secrets of religion and philosophy were to be found in the rush of nitrous oxide intoxication. (theatlantic.com)
  • The operating rooms were found to be improperly ventilated, causing nitrous oxide and halothane (another anaesthetic) to remain in the air. (erowid.org)
  • Nitrous oxide is used for induction and maintenance of anaesthesia and, in sub-anaesthetic concentrations, for analgesia in a variety of situations. (inchem.org)
  • Indications
  • For use only by or under the supervision of a licensed practitioner who is experienced in the use and administration of Nitrous Oxide and is familiar with the indications, effects, dosages, methods, and frequency and duration of administration, and with the hazards, contraindications and side effects, and the precautions to be taken. (nih.gov)
  • commonly
  • As a result, nitrous oxide is most commonly used in combination with other more potent inhalational anesthetics for general anesthesia. (medscape.com)
  • Nitrous oxide is commonly offered by pediatric dentists to assist in inducing amnesia, as well as increasing analgesia, relaxation, and cooperation in younger patients. (medscape.com)
  • Less commonly, self-administered nitrous oxide is reported for chronic pain from terminal illness and pain associated with cancer treatment. (medscape.com)
  • Nitrous oxide is most commonly inhaled through the mouth. (knowthescore.info)
  • risks
  • Mixing nitrous oxide with alcohol is especially dangerous as it can increase the risks associated with both substances and can lead to an increased risk of accidents. (talktofrank.com)
  • reduction
  • Nitrous oxide use in children undergoing basic procedures including lumbar puncture , venous cannulation, or dressing changes has demonstrated a significant reduction in pain levels, allowing for a shorter recovery. (medscape.com)
  • Balloons
  • Nitrous oxide is packaged and sold in balloons for about $5 at a rave, a wild teen utopia where drugs and inhalants often swirl freely among the jeans and crop tops. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Solenoids
  • With solenoids controlling the injection of the added fuel and nitrous, more power is literally the flip of a switch away. (hotrod.com)
  • Deaths
  • Deaths involving nitrous oxide are very rare, but almost always involve putting a bag over the head or opening a tank in a sealed space such as a car. (factbites.com)
  • Cartridges
  • Almost six months after a Boca Raton-area video store allegedly sold two teenagers a case of nitrous oxide cartridges and they later got into a serious car crash, one of them is suing the shop. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • cylinder
  • NIOSH (FACE) Fire Investigation Report - DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. F2003-03 (2003) - Volunteer fire fighter dies following nitrous oxide cylinder explosion while fighting commercial structure fire in Texas. (cdc.gov)