Effects of volatile substance abuse on the respiratory system in adolescents


BUKER H. S. C. , Demir E. , Yuncu Z. , Gulen F. , Midyat L., TANAC R.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.6, no.3, pp.161-168, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-168
  • Keywords: Abuse, adolescent, inhalant, respiratory system, INHALANT ABUSE, STREET CHILDREN, RISK-FACTORS, DRUG-USE, VIOLENCE, PAINTERS, BRAZIL

Abstract

Aim: Inhalant abuse is a prevalent and often overlooked form of substance abuse in adolescents. Chronic inhalant abuse can damage respiratory, cardiac, renal, hepatic, and neurologic systems. This study aims to determine the physiologic effects of inhaling solvents on the respiratory functions.