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Postby ninad » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:41 am

why does N2O induce laughing ?????
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Postby sachin » Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:19 pm

Following Priestley's discovery, Humphry Davy of the Pneumatic Institute in Bristol, England, experimented with the physiological properties of the gas, such as its effects upon respiration. He even administered the gas to visitors to the institute, and after watching the amusing effects on people who inhaled it, coined the term 'laughing gas'! Davy even noted the anaesthetic effects of the gas: "As nitrous oxide in its extensive operation appears capable of destroying physical pain, it may probably be used with advantage during surgical operations in which no great effusion of blood takes place".

However, despite this observation, for the next 40 years or so the primary use of N2O was for recreational enjoyment and public shows. So called nitrous oxide capers took place in travelling medicine shows and carnivals, where the public would pay a small price to inhale a minute's worth of the gas. People would laugh and act silly until the effect of the drug came to its abrupt end, when they would stand about in confusion. Many famous people (of their time) and dignitaries from Clifton and Bristol came to inhale Davy's purified nitrous oxide for recreational purposes. :lol: :lol:

So it Does'n Cause Laughing due to inhalation. :P
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Postby LilKim » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:36 am

thanks sachin... that was very interesting!
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Postby destiny » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:16 am

Wow. sachin, that is great info man...You are so smart! =)))
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:53 pm

N2O is also used in the nitrous oxide injections systems in cars to induce that extra boost of power one needs to win an illegal race...
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Postby destiny » Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:49 pm

MrMistery wrote:N2O is also used in the nitrous oxide injections systems in cars to induce that extra boost of power one needs to win an illegal race...


That's cheating...
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Postby sachin » Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:56 pm

destiny wrote:Wow. sachin, that is great info man...You are so smart! =)))


Yoooo, :P 8) :P
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:17 pm

it's not cheating, it's winning..
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Postby sachin » Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:17 am

Winning With Better Technology....Zum..Zum...
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