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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

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

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]
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Keywords: narcosis, disturbance, generalised additive mixed models, habitat selection, ungulates, GPS telemetry
This might be partially explained by narcosis (Wezel and Opperhuizen, 1995; Ren, 2002; Roberts and Costello, 2003), which is a nonspecific mode of action where a chemical does not interact with a particular receptor in an organism (Verhaar et al, 1992; Cleuvers, 2002).
There's no chance of dozing off with Narcosis - there are monsters in the deep
After adjusting other variables, those significantly related to the discrepancy were the type of examiner, the type of morphological examination, and the absence of examination under narcosis (Table 4).
The animals were either premedicated using instillations of SkQ1 at a concentration of 0.25, 2.5, or 7.5 [micro]M prior to induction of DES or medicated with the same dosage of the antioxidant starting immediately after narcosis and continuing during one month after the induction of the disease.
Por lo anterior, los objetivos del presente estudio fueron evaluar y comparar la efectividad del metodo de aturdimiento electrico de tres puntos con el de narcosis con dioxido de carbono (C[O.sub.2]), asi como evaluar la infraestructura y el manejo de los cerdos durante el aturdimiento, a fin de dar los lineamientos para realizar un sacrificio humanitario a nivel comercial.
For an analysis of community in Kant's Critique of Judgment see Vivasvan Soni, "Communal Narcosis and Sublime Withdrawal: the Problem of Community in Kant's Critique of Judgment," Cultural Critique 64 (2006): 1-39.
Hypercapnia causes C[O.sub.2] narcosis and may occur in the absence of hypoxia (oxygen saturation less than 90 per cent).
All the other hospitals in Norway intend to use full narcosis and set age limits at one to two years.
The Lebanon Water Festival partnered with scuba diving club Narcosis Diving Facilities, which provided boats, support divers and coordination support.
Blood samples from anticoagulated mice (500 U heparin, intravenously) were obtained by cardiac puncture immediately following euthanasia by carbon dioxide narcosis. For the determination of hematocrits and total number of circulating RBCs, blood was diluted 20-fold in 5 mm EDTA and analyzed using a Coulter Counter (Beckman Coulter, USA).
Muscat, May 21 (ONA) The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) celebrated at Said Bin Sultan Naval Base today the graduation of oxygen therapy "Nitrogen Narcosis" practitioners under the patronage of Brigadier Salim bin Nasser al-Salmi, Head of Medical Services of the Armed Forces.