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.