Malpractice Podcast

#3.12: Nitrous Oxide (aka laughing gas)

December 01, 2021 Jessica Oswald & Sydnee Spruiell Eldridge Season 3 Episode 12
Malpractice Podcast
#3.12: Nitrous Oxide (aka laughing gas)
Show Notes

In this week's episode, Syd covers the history of the 14th most-used drug in the world, nitrous oxide. With a long history as both an incredible medical breakthrough and as a party drug abused by every frat boy since the 1800's, N2O has a story that will have you thanking a chemist the next time you visit the dentist, or maybe even give birth! #thanksscience

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Sources for this episode:
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-you-should-know-26940277/?cmp=web_share&embed=true 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6637098/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrous_oxide
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