N2O Medical References
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Lancet, Vol.2 no.8102, 9 Dec. 1978, pg 1227-1230,
Myeloneuropathy after prolonged exposure to nitrous oxide.
--the B12 deficiency. Doesn't look like a real problem without
very heavy use or very low B12 levels.
Lancet, Aug12, 1978, pg339-342, Megaloblastic hemopoiesis in
patients receiving nitrous oxide.
Anaesthesiology, 1978, Dec67(6) 960-964,
--sorry, havn't got the title, this is about teratogenic effects
Anaesthesia, 34, 1979, pg147-151,
--nitrous hazardous for patients with ear surgery or ear
disease. Forgot to mention this problem in the previous post. Does not
appear to be a problem if your ears are healthy.
Seminars in Surgical Oncology, 1990, 6(3), 141-147
--cancer, cause or cure? Havn't read this one (not in the local
Abuse of volatile substances, information paper 2, (Australian)
Commonwealth Department of Health, Drugs of Dependency branch, 1984,
--this is a great reference, a small booklet on N2O, patterns of
abuse, obtainability, toxicity and side effects, etc. Probably difficult
to get outside of Australia, but worth trying for.
Acta Anae. Scand. 1985 29 pg 635-638,
--study on volunteers looking at acute tolerance, subjective and
Review of inhalants: Euphoria to Dysfuntion, Sharp, C.W. and
Brehm, M. L. (editors), NIDA research monograph no.15, U.S. Government
Printing Office, October 1977
--this contains two articles, Abuse of Inhalation Anaesthetic
drugs, by M.B. Chenoweth, and Preclinical Behavioural toxicology of
Inhalant solvents, by R.E. Bowman, that are probably worthwhile.
American Journal of Forensic Medical Pathology,
1988, Mar 9(1), pg 60-63, Death by nitrous oxide: an interesting
case of auto-eroticism
1989, Dec 10(4), pg 330-331,
--another suicide case