Know More- Popper
Urban Dictionary defines “poppers” as” Amyl Nitrite or its kin. An inhalant that is sniffed and gives a short term head rush high, and also relaxes the smooth muscles of the body.
Popper is indeed slang for the long range of inhalants that can be used to cause a high. They’re also called liquid gold, heart medicine, and room deodorizer. They used to be sold in capsules as heart medicine and had to be cracked open, or, “popped.”
They are rarely used as heart medicine today. They’re mostly used as recreational drugs. They are inhaled directly from small bottles. They are sold to deodorize rooms, or even at sex shops as enhancements.
They have short, intense bursts. They last a few minutes. They are considered a cheap and easy high. Often they’re used in hand with LSD or Ecstasy, other party style drugs. They are used commonly with sex to help intensify the orgasm.
They work fast. There’s an instant rush or high, which is why they’re so popular.
Poppers dilate the blood vessels, which can cause blood pressure to drop and an increased heart rate even at rest. That is called tachycardia.
Popper Side Effects
- Skin lesions – usually around parts exposed to the inhalant. Mouth, nose, lips, face.
- Sinusitis – Poppers can irritate the nasal passages and can cause allergic reactions. If the popper is scented, it can cause an allergic reaction.
- Headaches – can be short headaches or very awful ones. This is because of the dilation of blood vessels. Poppers can also cause fluid pressure in the eyes.
Poppers seem like a cheap and easy high. They look easy to get without any long-term ills associated. But they are still a drug, and they can be harmful as any drug can.