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nitrous

 [ni´trus]
pertaining to or containing nitrogen in its lowest valence.
nitrous oxide a colorless, odorless gas that is a weak inhalational anesthetic, usually used in combination with a potent halogenated inhalational anesthetic to produce general anesthesia or briefly for dental surgery. Its use as a sole agent requires high concentrations that may cause hypoxia. abuse poses the risk of anoxic death from asphyxia. Popularly known as laughing gas.

ni·trous ox·ide

(nī'trŭs oks'īd),
N2O; a nonflammable, nonexplosive gas that will support combustion; widely used as a rapidly acting, rapidly reversible, nondepressant, and nontoxic inhalation analgesic to supplement other anesthetics and analgesics; its anesthetic potency alone at normal atmospheric pressure is inadequate to provide surgical anesthesia.

nitrous oxide

n.
A colorless, sweet-tasting gas, N2O, used as a mild anesthetic in dentistry and surgery.

nitrous oxide

NO2 Anesthesiology The most commonly used inhalation anesthetic Pharmacologic effects Analgesia, delirium, loss of motor control, elation, excitement Used for Pre-operative, short minor surgery

ni·trous ox·ide

(nī'trŭs ok'sīd)
A nonflammable, nonexplosive gas that will support combustion; widely used as a rapidly acting, rapidly reversible, nondepressant, and nontoxic inhalation analgesic to supplement other anesthetics and analgesics; its anesthetic potency is inadequate to provide surgical anesthesia.
Synonym(s): laughing gas.

nitrous oxide

A weak anaesthetic and painkilling (analgesic) gas widely used as a vehicle for more potent anaesthetic agents in the maintenance of general anaesthesia. Also known as ‘laughing gas’. The drug is on the WHO official list.

Nitrous oxide

A colorless, sweet-smelling gas used by dentists for mild anesthesia. It is sometimes called laughing gas because it makes some patients feel giddy or silly.
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ni·trous ox·ide

(nī'trŭs ok'sīd)
Nonflammable, nonexplosive gas that will support combustion; widely used as a quick acting, reversible, nondepressant, and nontoxic inhalation analgesic to supplement other anesthetics and analgesics.
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