[in-hey-luh nt] /ɪnˈheɪ lənt/
a medicine, allergen, or other substance that is .
any volatile substance, as nitrous oxide, butyl nitrite, toluene, gasoline, or paint thinner, capable of being , sometimes abused for its intoxicating effect.
used for .
(esp of a volatile medicinal formulation) inhaled for its soothing or therapeutic effect
an inhalant medicinal formulation
1825 (adj.), c.1830 (n.)., from Latin inhalantem, present participle of inhalare (see inhale).
inhalant in·ha·lant (ĭn-hā’lənt)
Used in or for inhaling. n.
Something that is inhaled, especially a drug that is delivered to the respiratory passages by a nebulizer or an aerosol container.
[in-huh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɪn həˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of . 2. an . /ˌɪnhəˈleɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of inhaling; breathing in of air or other vapours 2. an inhalant formulation n. 1620s, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin inhalare (see inhale). inhalation in·ha·la·tion (ĭn’hə-lā’shən) n. inhalation (ĭn’hə-lā’shən) The […]
- Inhalation analgesia
inhalation analgesia n. Loss of the sense of pain due to the inhalation of a vapor or gas that depresses the central nervous system, as nitrous oxide.
- Inhalation anesthesia
inhalation anesthesia n. General anesthesia resulting from breathing of anesthetic gases or vapors.
- Inhalation anesthetic
inhalation anesthetic n. A gas or a vaporous liquid that produces general anesthesia when breathed.