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.