oxygen-deprivation theory of narcosis

n.

The theory that narcotics inhibit oxidation and that this inhibition narcotizes the cell.

Nearby words

  1. oxygen lance,
  2. oxygen mask,
  3. oxygen tent,
  4. oxygen toxicity,
  5. oxygen weed,
  6. oxygenase,
  7. oxygenate,
  8. oxygenated hemoglobin,
  9. oxygenation,
  10. oxygenator


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