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am·yl

(ā'mil),
The radical formed from a pentane, C5H12, by removal of one H. Several isomeric forms exist, the more important being CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2- (amyl or pentyl); (CH3)2CHCH2CH2- (isoamyl or isopentyl); CH3CH2CH2CH(CH)3- and (CH3CH2)2CH- (secondary amyl or pentyl); and CH3CH2C(CH3)2- (tertiary amyl or pentyl).
Synonym(s): pentyl (1)

am·yl

(am'il)
The radical formed from a pentane, C5H12, by removal of one H. Several isomeric forms exist.
Synonym(s): pentyl (1) .

amyl

(am′ĭl) [Gr. amylon, starch]
A hypothetical univalent radical, C5H11, nonexistent in a free state.

amyl nitrite

C5H11NO2; a volatile and highly flammable clear liquid used as a vasodilator, esp. in the past for anginal pain.
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Dr Joe McDonough, principal investigator and director of SwRI's Microencapsulation and Nanomaterials Department, said that nasal instillation of amyl nitrite is broadly effective, low-cost and could be suitable for self administration.
Except for normal propyl alcohol, all the major components of fusel oil--isobutyl, isoamyl and active amyl alcohols--contain the carbon skeletons of a biosynthetically related group of amino acids (sometimes called the branched-chain amino acids): valine, leucine and isoleucine, respectively.
and that risk behaviors in this group are resulting in ongoing HIV transmission." They consider their findings indicative of the need for programs aimed at amyl nitrite and crystal methamphetamine use, as well as for expanded types of counseling services.
This inverse concentration was substituted here by the ratio [c.sub.B]/[c.sub.s] where reference is made to the bulk state: [c.sub.s] is the weight concentration of functional groups in the presence of methyl amyl ketone (see equation 8).
Although sometimes prescribed for medicinal purposes, amyl nitrate is widely available in clubs and often used to heighten sexual arousal.
"Amyl nitrate is the only drug gay people can claim to know better than straight people," wrote journalist Karen West.
It is a growing fashion among clubbers and at raves to combine Viagra with poppers - amyl nitrates - as recreational drugs.
The advisory warns that an interaction between sildenafil and prescription drugs containing nitrates, or nitrates found in amyl nitrate or other illegal substances, could result in dangerous drops in blood pressure.
The FDA advisory warns that an interaction between sildenafil and prescription drugs containing nitrates, or nitrates found in amyl nitrate or other illegal substances, could result in dangerous drops in blood pressure.
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He denied four indencet assaults and seven charges of drugging the children with intent to commit offences on them, saying he administered Amyl Nitrate to heighten their pleasure.