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[nahr-koh-uh-nal-uh-sis] /ˌnɑr koʊ əˈnæl ə sɪs/
a method of psychological investigation in which the conscious or unconscious unwillingness of a subject to express memories or feelings is diminished by the use of a barbiturate drug.
Compare truth serum.
Origin of narcoanalysis
First recorded in 1935-40; narco- + analysis Unabridged
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psychoanalysis of a patient in a trance induced by a narcotic drug
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narcoanalysis in Medicine

narcoanalysis nar·co·a·nal·y·sis (när'kō-ə-nāl'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. nar·co·a·nal·y·ses (-sēz')
Psychotherapy conducted while the patient is in a sleeplike state induced by barbiturates or other drugs, especially as a means of releasing repressed feelings or thoughts. Also called narcosynthesis.

nar'co·an'a·lyt'ic (-ān'ə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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