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Fatty, belonging to the class of non-aromatic methane derivatives or open-chain organic compounds. Aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons in petrol or gasoline, glue, paint thinners, and some aerosol propellants are psychotropic when inhaled. See also inhalant, inhalant-related disorders, solvent abuse. [From Greek aleiphar, aleiphatos oil + -ikos of, relating to, or resembling]

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.


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