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Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Summary

Description: Nitrogen oxide (N2O). A colorless, odorless gas that is used as an anesthetic and analgesic. High concentrations cause a narcotic effect and may replace oxygen, causing death by asphyxia. It is also used as a food aerosol in the preparation of whipping cream.

Also Known As: Laughing Gas; Nitrogen Protoxide; Gas, Laughing; Oxide, Nitrous; Nitrogen oxide (N2O)

Networked: 1615 relevant articles (63 outcomes, 174 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Nitrous Oxide is Relevant

  1. Pain (Aches) : 28 outcomes 41 studies in 244 results
  2. Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) : 7 outcomes 15 studies in 77 results
  3. Nausea : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 30 results
  4. Vomiting : 2 outcomes 8 studies in 52 results
  5. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 31 results
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Drugs Related to Nitrous Oxide

  1. Oxygen
  2. Propofol (Diprivan)
  3. Fentanyl (Sublimaze)
  4. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
  5. EMLA
  6. Isoflurane
  7. Entonox
  8. Meperidine (Pethidine)
  9. Ondansetron (Zofran)
  10. Metoclopramide (Reglan)
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Therapies Related to Nitrous Oxide

  1. Analgesia
  2. Anesthesia
  3. Injections
  4. Intravenous Anesthesia
  5. Local Anesthesia
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