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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Nitrous Oxide (Overview)

Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas consisting of two atoms of nitrogen and one of oxygen. It is commonly known as "laughing gas" because of the sense euphoria it produces and it also has a potential for abuse.


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What nitrous oxide workout supplement is most effective?

What nitrous oxide workout supplement is most effective?

Nitric oxide: I think you meant Nitric Oxide instead of nitrous oxide. Nitric oxide acts as a vasodilator and is helpful with increasing blood flow in muscle building workouts while nitrous oxide is a conscious sedation gas used often in dentistry to reduce anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Nitrous Oxide (Overview)

Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas consisting of two atoms of nitrogen and one of oxygen. It is commonly known as "laughing gas" because of the sense euphoria it produces and it also has a potential for abuse.


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Can nitrous oxide cause severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Possibly: First, it is a sympathy mimetic agent, so it may directly cause that reaction, although I have never seen it. Also, simply the process of initiating the anesthetic, breathing through the mask, may trigger an attack. Ask your doctor to prescribe an anxiolytic to those before your next procedure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nitrous oxide during labor?

Is it safe to use nitrous oxide during labor?

Ask your Dr.: I would not recommend it, but I would consult your dr. Even though nitrous oxide is fairly safe, don't take chances! ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to nitrous oxide? Whenever my dentist has used nitrous oxide on me during a procedure, I've always felt slightly nauseous afterwards for an hour or so. Is that just a normal reaction? .

Is it possible to be allergic to nitrous oxide? Whenever my dentist has used nitrous oxide on me during a procedure, I've always felt slightly nauseous afterwards for an hour or so. Is that just a normal reaction? .

Nausea: Nausea is probably not an allergy symptom. Although an allergy may be possible, I have not heard of true allergies to nitrous oxide. Your symptoms are probably related to feeling lightheaded after you stop breathing the nitrous. ...Read more

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Period is two days late, brown spotting for 5 days. Negative hCG test. Worried bc I work with nitrous oxide and don't want to be using that if pregnan?

Period is two days late, brown spotting for 5 days. Negative hCG test. Worried bc I work with nitrous oxide and don't want to be using that if pregnan?

Nitrous ; Pregnancy: When and\or if you are pregnant you should not be exposed even to trace levels of nitrous oxide as it has been found to be related to higher incidence of birth defects and of spontaneous abortion. Studies of medical care workers indicates that adverse reproductive effects may also result from chronic exposure to n2o. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is inhaling n2o nitrous oxide dangerous?

Hypoxia: When nitrous oxide is administered in a medical setting by a special manifold, there is always more oxygen flowing to your lungs than in regular air. In this way it is safe. Use of the gas without this manifold can result in oxygen levels in you blood to drop resulting in a potentially fatal scenario. ...Read more

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Can you die from nitrous oxide exposure?

Yes: People have died while using nitrous oxide recreationally. It is due to the lack of oxygen, not the danger inherent in the drug itself. Professionally administered it is extremely safe. Reducing anxiety actually can make dental procedures safer. Prolonged, excessive exposure to nitrous oxide can cause neurological problems. And it's use during pregnancy and by pregnant team members is unwise. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of nitrous oxide?

What are the side effects of nitrous oxide?

Sleepiness, nausea: Nitrous oxide is a gas that can be used as a component of general anesthesia. It is a weak anesthetic in its own right, and is sometimes used in dental offices to supplement pain relief. Its main effect is drowsiness or sleep, and the most common side effect is nausea. Nitrous oxide is used much less in anesthesia today since we have other, more potent anesthetic gases in wide use. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of whip-its or nitrous oxide?

Numbness + arteries: Repeated exposure to n2o can cause vitamin b deficiency, numbness or tingling in your fingers, and it can damage your arteries. ...Read more

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Does nitrous oxide gas interact with methadone? I would rather not disclose that I am taking methadone, but I may need nitrous during the procedure.

Does nitrous oxide gas interact with methadone? I would rather not disclose that I am taking methadone, but I may need nitrous during the procedure.

No interaction: There is no interaction. However, I recommend that you be candid with your dentist to avoid potential issues. ...Read more

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Went to dentist and got lidocaine, septocaine, and nitrous oxide. Is this a normal combination?

Went to dentist and got lidocaine, septocaine, and nitrous oxide. Is this a normal combination?

Yes: Septocaine onset is rapid, Lidocaine last longer but takes longer to act. Nitrous causes relaxation, so makes anesthetics work better. Good approach, in my opinion. ...Read more

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How does nitrous oxide make you feel?

Relaxed: It makes you feel very relaxed. Some people laugh which is why it has the nickname laughing gas. ...Read more

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What is it like to be on nitrous oxide?

N2O: Some people like it because it relaxes them and they feel as though they have had a couple of glasses of wine. Other people hate it as it makes them uncomfortable and some say claustrophobic. Good news is room air gets it out of your system very fast within a minute or two so try it first before you commit to a procedure. Have your dentist or md let you try it first. ...Read more

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Can you die from nitrous oxide exposure?

Yes: People have died while using nitrous oxide recreationally. It is due to the lack of oxygen, not the danger inherent in the drug itself. Professionally administered it is extremely safe. Reducing anxiety actually can make dental procedures safer. Prolonged, excessive exposure to nitrous oxide can cause neurological problems. And it's use during pregnancy and by pregnant team members is unwise. ...Read more

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How can you die from using nitrous oxide?

Yes, but.: Nitrous oxide is extremely safe. It is possible if nitrous oxide was delivered without any oxygen there could be a problem. But extremely safe. ...Read more

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Does nitrous oxide make you say the truth?

Not particularly: It doesn't force you to lie, either. Its feeling is one of disassociation, like you're floating. But you can still hear and understand what you are being asked and it does not force you to answer in any specific way. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the effects of nitrous oxide?

I was wondering what are the effects of nitrous oxide?

Nitrous Oxide:: When some patients get too high a concentration, especially on a full stomach, they may feel nauseous and then regurgitate. See: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/nitrous_oxide dentists use nitrous oxide and oxygen to relax patients during dental procedures. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nitrous oxide?

What is the definition or description of: nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide: Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas consisting of two atoms of nitrogen and one of oxygen. It is commonly known as "laughing gas" because of the sense euphoria it produces and it also has a potential for abuse. ...Read more

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Does the nitrous oxide really make you relaxed if you're anxious?

Does the nitrous oxide really make you relaxed if you're anxious?

Absolutely!: The majority of my patients love it, and once they try it request it for dental procedures even if they don't really need it. There are a few people with claustrophobia who panic or will not try it. That's unfortunate as it is truly a great aid in relaxing patients and making the entire dental visit so much easier. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of nitrous oxide?

Sleepiness, nausea: Nitrous oxide is a gas that can be used as a component of general anesthesia. It is a weak anesthetic in its own right, and is sometimes used in dental offices to supplement pain relief. Its main effect is drowsiness or sleep, and the most common side effect is nausea. Nitrous oxide is used much less in anesthesia today since we have other, more potent anesthetic gases in wide use. ...Read more

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Does nitrous oxide have any addicting agents?

Does nitrous oxide have any addicting agents?

No: Nitrous oxide is a gas and is completely eliminated from your system prior to you leaving the dental office. ...Read more

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Nitrous oxide and Valium can be used in conjunction?

Nitrous oxide and Valium can be used in conjunction?

Yes.: I am assuming this is for a dental appointment or some similar medical reason and not for recreation. It is only safe under the supervision of a trained medico. Partying with nitrous oxide can result in brain damage or even death because no one is making sure you get enough oxygen! ...Read more

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What anesthetic alternatives are there for nitrous oxide?

None: Nitrous oxide is a vapor with rapid onset and offset, poor anesthesia (amnesia) maintenance, and excellent analgesia in high concentrations. As such, it is unique in its properties. There are intravenous equivalents, but none that can be simply breathed. It's major side-effect is nausea and vomiting, so it's popularity as an anesthesia adjunct in diminishing ...Read more

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What is the damage from nitrous oxide/oxygen deprivation?

What is the damage from nitrous oxide/oxygen deprivation?

Lack of Oxygen: The damage is in the "lack of oxygen" part. The lack of n20 isn't in question here.

If too much n20 were to become part of that mixture, reducing the o2 concentration to less than 21%, that could lead to dangerous hypoxemia (lack of o2). This will compromise o2 delivery to your brain and other vital organs, putting them at risk for metabolic failure and even cell death. To be avoided! ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of whip-its or nitrous oxide?

Numbness + arteries: Repeated exposure to n2o can cause vitamin b deficiency, numbness or tingling in your fingers, and it can damage your arteries. ...Read more