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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

(nī'trŭs),
Denoting a nitrogen compound containing one less atom of oxygen than the nitric compounds; one in which the nitrogen is present in its trivalent state.

ni·trous

(nī'trŭs)
Denoting a nitrogen compound containing one less atom of oxygen than the nitric compounds; one in which the nitrogen is present in its trivalent state.
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Nitrous oxide is covered by the 2016 Psychoactive Substances Act, which means it's illegal to give away or sell.
Parents of teenagers might know about cannabis and legal highs, but if you asked them about the dangers of nitrous oxide, how many of them could confidently say what they were?" Another member of the forum said nitrous oxide was considered a "soft drug" by some, adding: "There is a naivety about it.
Taking nitrous oxide can give a user feelings of euphoria as well as fits of giggles and laughter - hence the nickname laughing gas.
In four of the eight studies, a 50% nitrous oxide / 50% oxygen mixture delivered through an on-demand valve activated by a patient's inspired breaths was used to minimize the risk of oversedation and to prevent hypoxia.
She argued that they did not know nitrous oxide had been outlawed by the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.
Nitrous Oxide has no effect on the length of someone's labor and no known effects on the baby.
"A number of nitrous oxide canisters and associated paraphernalia has been seized and a criminal investigation has commenced."
"Not only is using nitrous oxide for anything other than its intended use extremely dangerous -- it can even prove fatal -- the anti-social behaviour associated with those inhaling it has a negative impact on those living and working in the area and it will not be tolerated."
The work, backed by NASA's Astrobiology Institute, yielded the production of nitrous oxide, which probably bubbled up and bolstered the amount of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere.
Nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation unit with breathing circuit was kept ready alongside dental chair.
South Flintshire Police said: "#WARNING Nitrous oxide canisters (laughing gas) found up the Old Warren in Broughton.