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narcoanalysis

[nahr-koh-uh-nal-uh-sis]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of narcoanalysis

First recorded in 1935–40; narco- + analysis
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British Dictionary definitions for narcoanalysis

narcoanalysis

noun
  1. psychoanalysis of a patient in a trance induced by a narcotic drug
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narcoanalysis in Medicine

narcoanalysis

(när′kō-ə-nălĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. nar•co•a•nal•y•ses (-sēz′)
  1. 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.narcosynthesis
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Related formsnar′co•an′a•lytic (-ăn′ə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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