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Nitrous Oxide

In the US, Nitrous Oxide (nitrous oxide systemic) is a member of the drug class general anesthetics.

US matches:


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic agent

Anesthetic, general

Chemical Names

Dinitrogen monoxide

Nitrogen Oxide (USP)

Nitrous oxide (Ph. Int.)

Foreign Names

  • Dinitrogenii oxidum (Latin)
  • Distickstoffmonoxid (German)
  • Protoxyde d'azote (French)
  • Oxido nitroso (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Azote, protoxyde d' (OS: DCF)
  • Nitrous Oxide (OS: JAN)
  • CCRIS 1225 (IS)
  • E942 (IS)
  • Factitious air (IS)
  • Hyponitrous acid anhydride (IS)
  • Laughing gas (IS)
  • Nitro (IS)
  • Nitrogen monoxide (IS)
  • Noss (IS)
  • Stickoxydul (IS)
  • Azote, protoxyde d' (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dinitrogen Oxide (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Dinitrogenii oxidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Distickstoffmonoxid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Nitrous oxide (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Nitrous Oxide (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Ph. Int.Pharmacopoea Internationalis
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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