nitrogen narcosis definition

  • noun:
    • an ailment of confusion or stupor resulting from increased amounts of dissolved nitrogen in the bloodstream, as that occurring in deep-sea scuba divers breathing atmosphere under high-pressure.
    • A condition of disorientation, intoxication and stupor due to increased amounts of mixed nitrogen in the blood; occurs in scuba divers breathing environment under pressure; the "rapture of deep".
    • perplexed or stuporous state caused by large levels of dissolved nitrogen inside bloodstream

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