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narcosis

 [nahr-ko´sis]
a reversible state of central nervous system depression induced by a drug.
basal narcosis narcosis with complete unconsciousness, amnesia, and analgesia.
carbon dioxide narcosis respiratory acidosis.
nitrogen narcosis a state resembling drunkenness, with euphoria and disorientation, seen in divers below about 30 meters (100 feet) who are breathing compressed air, because of the high nitrogen content of air; some of the nitrogen enters the bloodstream and acts as a narcotic.

nar·co·sis

(nar-kō'sis),
General and nonspecific reversible depression of neuronal excitability, produced by various physical and chemical agents, usually resulting in stupor rather than in anesthesia (with which narcosis was formerly synonymous).
[G. a benumbing]

narcosis

/nar·co·sis/ (nahr-ko´sis) reversible depression of the central nervous system produced by drugs, marked by stupor or insensibility.

narcosis

(när-kō′sĭs)
n. pl. narco·ses (-sēz)
A condition of deep stupor or unconsciousness produced by a drug or other chemical substance.

narcosis

[närkō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, narkosis, numbness
a state of insensibility or stupor caused by opioid drugs. See also narcotic.

narcosis

Psychiatry Drug-induced stupor of varying depth. See Nitrogen narcosis.

nar·co·sis

(nahr-kō'sis)
General and nonspecific reversible depression of neuronal excitability, produced by a number of physical and chemical agents, usually resulting in stupor rather than in anesthesia (with which narcosis was once synonymous).
[G. narkōtikos, a benumbing]

narcosis

A state of unconsciousness that may range from sleep to deep, irreversible coma. In most cases narcosis is caused by a drug.

nar·co·sis

(nahr-kō'sis)
General and nonspecific reversible depression of neuronal excitability, produced by physical and chemical agents, usually resulting in stupor rather than in anesthesia.
[G. narkōtikos, a benumbing]

narcosis (närkō´sis),

n drug-induced unconsciousness.

narcosis

a reversible state of central nervous system depression induced by a drug.

basal narcosis, basis narcosis
narcosis with complete unconsciousness, amnesia and analgesia.
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El otro grupo de 335 cerdos (peso promedio de 90 [+ o -] 10 kg) fueron aturdidos mediante un sistema de narcosis con C[O.
Trilene was also sweet smelling and was a good analgesic agent but high doses had to be given for narcosis.
Se inicia la administracion de dexmedetomidina (concentracion de solucion 0,8 [micron]g/ml) en infusion continua por via intravenosa a 0,0 [micron]g/kg/h con una escala Ramsay 2, se inicia narcosis con fentanil 3 [micron]g/kg, induccion con propofol 2 mg/kg y se coloca canula orofaringea (Guedel), se verifica adecuada ventilacion por lo que se relaja con rocuronio 0,6 mg/kg, atropina 10 [micron]g/kg, dando apoyo manual asistido a la ventilacion durante 5 min, se realiza entonces laringoscopia directa con hoja McCoy, se visualiza un Cormack-Lehane grado I, se introduce por narina derecha un tubo endotraqueal Murphy No.
Algunos disolventes pueden perjudicar el sistema nervioso central, gracias a la capacidad que tiene de producir narcosis, por consiguiente, los sintomas del envenenamiento son similares a los registrados en las distintas fases de la anestesia.
El paciente experimento algo de dolor, por lo que la primera intervencion con narcosis por eter no fue un exito completo.
El descubrimiento se difundio rapidamente hacia la medicina y en 1846 se realizo la primera intervencion quirurgica con narcosis del paciente.
I got 'narced' a little from being down too long and holding my breath," he says referring to nitrogen narcosis, the feeling of being drunk or lightheaded that is brought about by nitrogen entering the bloodstream at higher than atmospheric pressure.
Extension entails both enhancement and narcosis, which form integral parts of the same process.
Then Brittany was rushed to the ER with narcosis, contracted another staph infection, spent four weeks in isolation, and she and her parents refused a tracheostomy, chose hospice, and people thought they were out of their ever-loving minds.
Because methylene chloride, like many solvents, acts as a central nervous system depressant causing narcosis at high concentrations, the decedents likely lost consciousness and died from respiratory depression.
Cuando las trituradoras ideologicas de la publicidad, la television basura, el futbol y demas apisonadoras de embrutecimiento colectivo producian legiones de onanistas sentimentales en un ambiente de narcosis generalizada: un magma docil al poder de tullidos sociales, cuya relacion enajenada con el mundo circundante se reduce a tomarlo como simple instrumento para su placer y la satisfaccion de sus intereses individuales, volviendo de paso cinicamente la espalda a su verdadera faz, miserable e injusta, para evitar contaminarse con su iniquidad.
This expository statement is drawn from a passage in Existential Errands where he makes an explicit connection between the "technological" deadening of spirit, reflex, and vitality that sub-tends the increasing administration and management of modern life and what he sees as the contemporary narcosis of apprehensive and visual forms.