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 n. was once synonymous). [G. a benumbing]
- CO2 n. SYN: hypoventilation coma.
- intravenous n. administration of opiate medication intravenously.
- nitrogen n. 1. n. produced by nitrogenous materials such as occurs in certain forms of uremia and hepatic coma; 2. the stuporous condition characterized by disorientation and by loss of judgment and skill, attributed to an increased partial pressure of nitrogen in the inspired air of deep-sea divers during underwater operations. Commonly referred to as “rapture of the deep.” SYN: rapture of the deep.

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nar·co·sis när-'kō-səs n, pl -co·ses -.sēz a state of stupor, unconsciousness, or arrested activity produced by the influence of narcotics or other chemicals or physical agents see nitrogen narcosis

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a state of diminished consciousness or complete unconsciousness caused by the use of narcotic drugs, which have a depressant action on the nervous system. The body's normal reactions to stimuli are diminished and the body may become sedated or completely anaesthetized.

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nar·co·sis (nahr-koґsis) [Gr. narkōsis a benumbing] a nonspecific and reversible depression of function of the central nervous system marked by stupor or insensibility, produced by opioid drugs and certain other substances.

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