|Summary sheet: Xenon|
Xenon is a dissociative anesthetic gas. It is similar to nitrous oxide in effects. Recreational use of xenon is rare due to it being expensive and difficult to find.
History and culture
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Originally discovered by William Ramsay and Morris Travers in September 1898, shortly after they discovered krypton and neon. It was named after the Greek word for "Stranger", "Guest", or "Foreigner". It wasn't until 1939, when physician Albert R. Behnke began exploring it's intoxicating effects.
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There are currently no anecdotal reports which describe the effects of this compound within our experience index. Additional experience reports can be found here:
Toxicity and harm potential
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It is strongly recommended that one use harm reduction practices when using this gas for recreation.
Tolerance and addiction potential
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Although many psychoactive substances are reasonably safe to use on their own, they can quickly become dangerous or even life-threatening when combined with other substances. The list below includes some known dangerous combinations (although it cannot be guaranteed to include all of them). Independent research (e.g. Google, DuckDuckGo) should always be conducted to ensure that a combination of two or more substances is safe to consume. Some interactions listed have been sourced from TripSit.
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- Cullen, S., & Gross, E. (1951). The Anesthetic Properties of Xenon in Animals and Human Beings, with Additional Observations on Krypton. Science, 113(2942), 580-582. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/1679348