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narcosis

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noun nar·co·sis \när-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of narcosis

plural narcosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a state of stupor, unconsciousness, or arrested activity produced by the influence of narcotics or other chemical or physical agents — compare nitrogen narcosis



Origin of narcosis

New Latin, from Greek narkōsis, action of benumbing, from narkoun


First Known Use: circa 1693


Medical Dictionary

narcosis

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noun nar·co·sis \när-ˈkō-səs\

Medical Definition of narcosis

plural narcoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "narcosis"


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