Origin of inhalantfrom Classical Latin inhalans, present participle of inhalare
Used in or for inhaling.
- A drug, such as an anesthetic or bronchodilator, or another substance, such as saline solution, inhaled for medicinal purposes in vapor or aerosol form.
- A substance inhaled as an intoxicant, usually in the form of a vapor.
- Allergens that doctors most commonly use in immunotherapy treatments for allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma include extracts of inhalant allergens from tree, grass, and weed pollens; mold spores; and dust mites.
- A medical professional can give you tips on minimizing congestion so that you can breathe more freely - such as over the counter medications, inhalant cold remedies and sitting up slightly while sleeping.
- Taking cocaine through the nose ("snorting") or inhalant abuse ("sniffing" or "huffing") are the most common causes of chemical damage to the nose in older children or teenagers.
- In older children and adolescents, however, the single most common cause of internal nasal injuries is inhalant abuse or ingesting cocaine through the nose ("snorting").
- While the oral and injected forms generally should be used only for one to two weeks, the inhalant forms may be used for long periods.