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Drugs: Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide)

Nitrous oxide (affectionately, “laughing gas”) is a dissociative hallucinogenic drug used as an analgesic  in dentistry and surgery. Recreational users of this colorless gas are looking for its euphoric “trip”. Regardless of the purpose, users typically burst into giggling fits.   Nitrous oxide comes from heating ammonium nitrate, a white crystalline solid used in fertilizers, explosives and […]