spraying aerosols directly into the nose or mouth. sniffing or inhaling fumes from substances sprayed or placed into a plastic or paper bag (“bagging”) “huffing” from an inhalant-soaked rag stuffed in the mouth. inhaling from balloons filled with nitrous oxide.Dec 16, 2015
Nitrous oxide is the most abused of these gases and can be found in whipped cream dispensers and products that boost octane levels in racing cars. Other household or commercial products containing gases include butane lighters, propane tanks, and refrigerants. Nitrites often are considered a special class of inhalants.
Depressant drugs including the barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and inhalants have many effects in common with each other and with alcohol. As a group, they reduce the functioning of the central nervous system. At low doses, they may be prescribed as sedatives for daytime use to reduce anxiety.
Inhalant use can cause damage to the heart, kidneys, brain, liver, bone marrow and other organs. Inhalants starve the body of oxygen and force the heart to beat irregularly and more rapidly. Users can experience nausea and nosebleeds and lose their sense of hearing or smell.
A. BRAIN The chemicals abused by inhalant users affect different parts of the brain, producing a variety of sensory and psychological disorders. ... B. LUNGS Repeated use of spray paint as an inhalant can cause lung damage. C. HEART Abuse of inhalants can result in "sudden sniffing death syndrome."