? asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 4 weeks ago

Is death by laughing gas possible?

5 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    The primary hazard is asphyxiation (binding of oxygen receptors in hemoglobin leading to failure of the blood to carry adequate oxygen). Neurological effects from chronic exposure are also reported. It can definitely kill, but you short and small doses won't kill.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Of course. An overdose of any anesthesia can potentially be fatal.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes definitely! Nitrous oxide displaces oxygen if you displace enough oxygen you will asphyxiate your heart will stop your breathing will stop and you will die

  • 4 weeks ago

    Since you can not "breath" laughing gas, if it was concentrated enough you would suffocate from it. Just like if there was enough of any gas in the air.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes, very possible.

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