Nitrous oxide analgesia in humans: acute and chronic tolerance.

Electrical tooth stimulation was used to investigate whether humans develop tolerance to nitrous oxide (N(2)O) analgesia within a single administration as well as over repeated administrations. In a double-blind cross-over experiment, 77 subjects received a 40-min administration of 38% N(2)O at one session and placebo gas at the other. The sessions were… CONTINUE READING