nitrogen narcosis


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nitrogen narcosis

[′nī·trə·jən när′kō·səs]
(medicine)
Narcosis caused by gaseous nitrogen at high pressure in the blood; produced in divers breathing air at depths of 100 feet (30 meters) or more. Also known as rapture of the deep.
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New Zealand free diver William Trubridge, 29, risked suffering from nitrogen narcosis, which occurs at great depths, and which produces a state similar to being drunk, reports Stuff.
Fatal dives are frequently put down to nitrogen narcosis, which can lead to unpredictable and dangerous behaviour in deep waters.
Comparing this "addlement" to the nitrogen narcosis that careless divers can experience, once known as "raptures of the deep," he calls this "in its new age or astro-babble forms, raptures of the shallow" (p.
When diving to depths typically beyond 100 feet, a phenomenon called nitrogen narcosis can occur.
He reminded us about nitrogen narcosis and the need to watch our dive time carefully.