nitrogennarcosis


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nitrogennarcosis

A condition of euphoria, impaired judgment, and decreased coordination and motor ability seen in people exposed to high atmosphere pressure (e.g., divers and submariners). The effects, caused by the increased concentration of nitrogen gas in body tissues (including the brain), are similar to those produced by alcohol intoxication.
See also: narcosis