narcosynthesis


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narcosynthesis

[¦när·kō′sin·thə·səs]
(medicine)
Psychotherapeutic treatment under partial anesthesia, in which abreaction is a significant factor in obtaining positive results.
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The place of narcosynthesis in the treatment of chronic and delayed stress reactions of war.
The present status of narcosynthesis using sodium pentothal and sodium amytal.
Continuing with its focus on technological advances for treating the war's mentally wounded veterans, in its October 29, 1945 issue, Life ran an extensive photo spread and short story by John Hersey that celebrated the use of narcosynthesis in treating psychiatric casualties.