Amyl nitrite is an inhalant that has recognized medical uses, as well as a history of illicit recreational use. Street names for amyl nitrite include aimes, ames, amys, pearls, and poppers. Amyl nitrite is usually supplied in thin, glass-covered capsules or ampules that can be easily broken between the fingers. Although intended for medicinal use, these capsules are used as inhalants and are often called poppers because of the sound of crushing the capsule and for its rapid euphoric "rush." Amyl nitrite and related substances like isobutyl nitrite are used in several over-the-counter products, such as room deodorizers, polish removers, liquid incense, and video head cleaners. Brand names for some of these products include Locker Room, Rush, Liquid Gold, Bullet, Crypt, TNT, Stag, Ram, Thrust, ...

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