[ nahr-koh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌnɑr koʊˈθɛr ə pi /

noun Psychiatry.

an infrequently used method of treating mental disorders by intravenous injection of barbiturates.

Origin of narcotherapy

First recorded in 1965–70; narco- + therapy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for narcotherapy

[ när′kō-thĕrə-pē ]


Psychotherapy conducted while the patient is under the influence of a sedative or narcotic drug.
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