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inhalant

[in-hey-luh nt] /ɪnˈheɪ lənt/
noun
1.
a medicine, allergen, or other substance that is inhaled.
2.
any volatile substance, as nitrous oxide, butyl nitrite, toluene, gasoline, or paint thinner, capable of being inhaled, sometimes abused for its intoxicating effect.
3.
adjective
4.
used for inhaling.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; inhale + -ant
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Examples for inhalant
  • And the confusion regarding inhalant or two shots or one shot.
  • inhalant use typically involves younger teens or school-age children.
  • It was also used as an antiseptic and an inhalant for asthma.
  • The student will learn the effects of inhalant use on brain-behavior relationships.
  • Provides statistics on the prevalence and co-occurrence of inhalant use and major depressive disorder among children and teens.
British Dictionary definitions for inhalant

inhalant

/ɪnˈheɪlənt/
adjective
1.
(esp of a volatile medicinal formulation) inhaled for its soothing or therapeutic effect
2.
inhaling
noun
3.
an inhalant medicinal formulation
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inhalant in Medicine

inhalant in·ha·lant (ĭn-hā'lənt)
adj.
Used in or for inhaling. n.
Something that is inhaled, especially a drug that is delivered to the respiratory passages by a nebulizer or an aerosol container.

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