In youth slang, the word "butyrate" is often used. It is usually applied to people who behave inappropriately. Where did this unusual word come from? It turns out in psychiatric and neurological practice for the treatment of patients with neurotic and neurosis-like conditions, sodium oxybutyrate is used.
The consequences of using the drug are compared with narcotic effects - euphoria, disinhibition, hypersensitivity, empathogenic states appear. The effects of the use usually last from one and a half to three hours.
Naturally, similar properties of oxybutyrate were immediately adopted by youth parties. In small doses, this drug is used as a stimulant by visitors to nightclubs. In slang it is called: "butyrate", "oxyk", "Buratino", "Oksana", "Ksenia", "water", "but", "boutique".
Butyrat grandfather - an excerpt from the TV series "Sasha-Tanya"
However, it is worth talking about the side effects of butyrate off-label use. In high doses, it can cause nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, agitation, visual disturbances, shortness of breath, amnesia, unconsciousness, and death. Fatalities are usually associated with the combination of the substance with alcohol or other depressants. In particular, death due to vomiting during deep sleep is possible. Sodium oxybutyrate is considered a drug used by rapists to influence the victim. It is very salty, but it has no color or smell, which is what attackers use when they add the drug to drinks.