narcotherapy

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

noun Psychiatry.

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

Nearby words

  1. narcomaniacal,
  2. narcose,
  3. narcosis,
  4. narcosynthesis,
  5. narcoterrorism,
  6. narcotic,
  7. narcotic blockade,
  8. narcotic reversal,
  9. narcotism,
  10. narcotize

Origin of narcotherapy

First recorded in 1965–70; narco- + therapy

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Medicine definitions for narcotherapy

narcotherapy

[ när′kō-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

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

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