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narcosis

(närkō`sĭs), state of stupor induced by drugs. The use of narcotics as a therapeutic aid in psychiatry is believed to have a history dating back to the use of opium for mental disorders by the early Egyptians. Prolonged narcosis was employed at the beginning of the 20th cent.; its chief value was the reduction of excitement and tension in the psychotic patient. J. S. Horsley introduced (1936) the term narcoanalysis for the use of narcotics to induce a trancelike state in which the patient talks freely and intensive psychotherapy may be applied. It was used with considerable success in treatment of acute combat psychoneuroses during World War II.

narcosis

[när′kō·səs]
(medicine)
Drug-produced state of profound stupor, unconsciousness, or arrested activity.

narcosis

unconsciousness induced by narcotics or general anaesthetics
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Development and validation of a quantitative structure-activity relationship for chronic narcosis to fish.
The aim of our study was to investigate the short-term effects of narcosis, handling and application of GPS collars on red deer spatial behaviour: we hypothesized that post-capture stress would result in displacement from the capture site as well as an alteration of movement patterns and habitat selection.
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To this end, the animals were exposed to general anesthesia for 0.5-6 h and their corneas were subjected to clinical and morphological examination immediately after the narcosis. The results of fluorescein test indicated anesthesia time-dependent accumulation of corneal epithelium injury in accordance with our previous findings [39].
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