glue-sniffing


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glue-sniff·ing

(glū'snif-ing),
Inhalation of fumes from plastic cements; the solvents, which include toluene, xylene, and benzene, induce central nervous system stimulation followed by depression.
See also: solvent inhalation.
Synonym(s): huffing (2)

glue-sniffing

Solvent abuse Substance abuse A potentially fatal form of substance abuse, more often practiced by young ♂ adolescents, in which model glue is placed in a paper or plastic bag and deeply sniffed to obtain the maximum desired effect–a combination of euphoria and CNS depression caused by toluene, an organic solvent Epidemiology ♂:♀ ratio is 5:1–UK, peak abuse 13–15; solvents implicated include toluene, trichloroethylene, trichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene; toluene vapors causes irritation of mucosae, lacrimation, arrhythmias, N&V, mental confusion, hypoxia and hypercarbia, hallucinations, chemical pneumonitis, respiratory arrest, sudden death; direct contact may cause erythema, defatting dermatitis, paresthesias, conjunctivitis, keratitis. See Gateway drugs. Cf 'White-out. '.

glue-sniff·ing

(glū'snif-ing)
1. Inhalation of fumes from plastic cements; the solvents, which include toluene, xylene, and benzene, induce central nervous system stimulation followed by depression.
2. Synonym(s): huffing.

glue-sniff·ing

(glū'snif-ing)
1. Intentional inhalation of fumes from plastic cements; the solvents, which include toluene, xylene, and benzene, induce central nervous system stimulation followed by depression.
2. Synonym(s): huffing.
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