nitrogen narcosis
noun Date: 1937 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

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  • nitrogen narcosis — noun confused or stuporous state caused by high levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood deep sea divers can suffer nitrogen narcosis from breathing air under high pressure • Hypernyms: ↑narcosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitrogen narcosis — noun A condition of disorientation, intoxication and stupor caused by increased levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood; occurs in divers breathing air under pressure; the rapture of the deep …   Wiktionary

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  • Narcosis de nitrógeno — (narcosis de gas inerte) Clasificación y recursos externos DiseasesDB 30088 MeSH …   Wikipedia Español

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