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.
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In this patient, syncope was likely a result of hypoxia attributable to MetHb and the hypotensive effects of the butyl nitrite. The MetHb value was obtained ~60 min after the patient's syncopal episode.
Methemoglobinemia from sniffing butyl nitrite. Ann Intern Med 1979;91:417-8.
The group plans experiments to determine whether butyl nitrite can permanently impair rats' hearing and to clarify the oxygen-restriction process.
Furthermore, studies of HIV seroconversion among older, non-monogamous gay men have found an association between unprotected receptive anal sex and the use of amyl and butyl nitrites, rather than data that support Rotello's assertion that the total number of sexual partners is predictive of seroconversion (Ostrow, Beltran, Joseph, DiFranceisco, Wesch, & Chmiel, 1993).