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Health Hazards of Nitrite Inhalants



NIDA Research Monograph, Number 83 [Printed in 1988]

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Preface-----vii

Nitrite Inhalants: Historical Perspective-----1
Guy R. Newell, Margaret R. Spitz, and Michael B. Wilson

The Fate and Toxicity of Butyl Nitrites-----15
Roger P. Maickel

The Acute Toxicity of Nitrite Inhalants-----28
Ronald W. Wood

Indications From Animal and Chemical Experiments of a Carcinogenic Role for lsobutyl Nitrite-----39
Sidney S. Mirvish, Martin D. Ramm, and David M. Babcook

Toxicity of Inhaled lsobutyl Nitrite in BALB/c Mice: Systemic and lmmunotoxic Studies-----50
Daniel M. Lewis and Dennis W. Lynch

Altered T-Cell Helper/Suppressor Ratio in Mice Chronically Exposed to Amyl Nitrite-----59
Jesse S. Ortiz and Vilma L. Rivera

Effects of Nitrites on the Immune System of Humans-----75
Elizabeth M. Dax, James E. Nagel, W. Robert Lange, William H. Adler, and Jerome H. Jaffe

Deliberate Inhalation of lsobutyl Nitrite During Adolescence: A Descriptive Study-----81
Richard H. Schwartz

Nitrite Inhalants: Contemporary Patterns of Abuse-----86
W. Robert Lange, Elizabeth M. Dax, Charles A. Haertzen, Frederick R. Snyder, and Jerome H. Jaffe

Epidemiologic Studies-Kaposi's Sarcoma Vs. Opportunistic Infections Among Homosexual Men With AIDS-----96
Harry W. Haverkos

List of NIDA Research Monographs-----106




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