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nitrogen narcosis

noun

Definition of NITROGEN NARCOSIS

:  a state of euphoria and confusion similar to that of alcohol intoxication which occurs when nitrogen in normal air enters the bloodstream at increased pressure (as in deep-water diving) —called also rapture of the deep

First Known Use of NITROGEN NARCOSIS

1937

nitrogen narcosis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NITROGEN NARCOSIS

:  a state of euphoria and confusion similar to that of alcohol intoxication which occurs when nitrogen in normal air enters the bloodstream at increased partial pressure (as in deepwater diving) <divers typically begin to experience the effects of nitrogen narcosis at depths of 100 feet>—called also rapture of the deep

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