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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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narcosis

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

Psychiatry Drug-induced stupor of varying depth. See Nitrogen narcosis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

narcosis

A state of unconsciousness that may range from sleep to deep, irreversible coma. In most cases narcosis is caused by a drug.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
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