SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Physiology
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: “Poppers” are inorganic nitrites that have become an increasingly popular recreational inhalant. They cause vasodilation, smooth muscle relaxation, and aphrodesia. Amyl nitrites act as oxidizing agents which can cause methemoglobinemia. As a result, tissue hypoxia occurs from decreased oxygen binding capacity of methemoglobin.