An introduction to the clinical toxicology of volatile substances.

  title={An introduction to the clinical toxicology of volatile substances.},
  author={Robert James Flanagan and Manjit Ruprah and Thomas Meredith and John D Ramsey},
  journal={Drug safety},
  volume={5 5},
Acute poisoning with organic solvents and other volatile compounds now usually follows deliberate inhalation (volatile substance abuse) or ingestion of these compounds. Solvents from adhesives, typewriter correction and dry cleaning fluids, cigarette lighter refills (butane) and aerosol propellants are commonly abused. The major risk is that of sudden death. Arrhythmias leading to cardiac arrest are thought to cause most deaths, but anoxia, respiratory depression and vagal stimulation leading… CONTINUE READING


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