Amyl nitrite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Amyl nitrite a yellow oily volatile liquid, used in medicine as a depressant and a vaso-dilator. Its inhalation produces an instantaneous flushing of the face.
    • Amyl nitrite A yellowish oily volatile liquid, C5H11NO2, used in medicine as a heart stimulant and a vasodilator. The inhalation of its vapor instantly produces flushing of the face.
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Usage

In literature:

He told me the handkerchief was saturated with amyl nitrite.
"The Red Seal" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
I've only known one who could stop an attack, and he knocked me sideways with nitrite of amyl.
"A Thief in the Night" by E. W. Hornung
If I had only had some nitrite of amyl!
"Lady Connie" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
If the aura be brief, buy a few "pearls" of Amyl Nitrite, crush one in your handkerchief, and sniff the vapour.
"Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia" by Isaac G. Briggs
Inhalation of nitrite of amyl; strychnine hypodermically.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Solar light also effects the decomposition of the nitrite-of-amyl vapour.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
But you may possibly need more of the nitrite of amyl.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
I've only known one who could stop an attack, and he knocked me sideways with nitrite of amyl.
"A Thief in the Night" by E. W. Hornung
Amyl and butyl nitrite cause rapid pulse, headaches, and involuntary passing of urine and feces.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
Nitrite of amyl in small glass pearls is a common remedy.
"How to Care for the Insane" by William D. Granger
Nitroglycerine and amyl nitrite, action transitory but rapid.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
Derivatives of the type R2N.OH result in the action of the Grignard reagent on amyl nitrite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

After adjusting for education, religiosity, history of cryptorchidism (undescended testicle -- a known risk factor for TGCT), and use of cocaine and amyl nitrite (a.k.a.
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