solvent inhalation

sol·vent in·ha·la·tion

inhalation of volatile organic solvents used in glue, nail polish remover, lacquer thinners, cleaning fluid, lighter fluid, and gasoline, for the purpose of self-intoxication.
See also: glue-sniffing.
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Nitrous Oxide inhalation among adolescents: prevalence, correlates, and co-occurrence with volatile solvent inhalation. J Psychoactive Drugs 2009;41:337-47.
In some applications, nonvolatile solvents are acceptable, leading to significant "green" advantages including nonflammability, no solvent emissions to the atmosphere, no contribution to smog formation, and lack of human exposure through solvent inhalation. However, if nonvolatile solvents are to be used as reaction media, then a mechanism by which the product can be removed from the solvent must be identified.
A postmortem conducted at Waterford Regional Hospital found she died from solvent inhalation.