narcosis

[ nahr-koh-sis ]
/ nɑrˈkoʊ sɪs /

noun

a state of stupor or drowsiness.
a state of stupor or greatly reduced activity produced by a drug.Compare nitrogen narcosis.

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Also called narcotism.

Origin of narcosis

1685–95; < New Latin < Greek nárkōsis. See narc-, -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for narcosis

narcosis
/ (nɑːˈkəʊsɪs) /

noun

unconsciousness induced by narcotics or general anaesthetics
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Medical definitions for narcosis

narcosis
[ när-kōsĭs ]

n. pl. nar•co•ses (-sēz)

General and nonspecific reversible depression of neuronal excitability, produced by a physical or chemical agent, usually resulting in stupor rather than in anesthesia.
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