Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Psychotherapy conducted while the patient is in a sleeplike state induced by barbiturates or other drugs, especially as a means of releasing repressed feelings, thoughts, or memories. Its use is restricted to circumstances when there is a compelling, immediate need for a patient's responses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of psychotherapy in which the patient is administered drugs in order to attain a sleeplike state.

Etymologies

narco- +‎ analysis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Whenever I endorse narcoanalysis for terrorists, people ask how we could put someone in a semi-surgical state and insert something into them without their consent?

    Paulette Cooper: I Took a Truth Serum Test

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The culprit has not come out on his own .... that's why we are adopting the scientific method of narcoanalysis.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

  • T.D. D.GRA, FORENSIC MED.CINE, AIMS: This is narcoanalysis -- the person is administered some drug -- say for example, sodium pentothal may be given and after administering this drug, to a level the person goes to a stage of that neither is unconscious nor is conscious.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

  • DOANE (on camera): There is a lot of speculation about the information coming out of this narcoanalysis, but police officials tell CNN it will take at least three to four days for the tests to be completed and then we may know more.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

  • That's why we are adopting the scientific method of narcoanalysis.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

  • There has been some success with the use of hypnosis and narcoanalysis, specifically sodium amylobarbitone.

    Dreams of the Raven

  • Harry Potter volume, administrating truth serum, or narcoanalysis, is an actual technique used by Western intelligence agencies during the Cold War.

    FP Passport

  • Delhi police, which had on October 31 secured a green signal from a lower court to conduct narcoanalysis test on Ghandy, suffered a setback after the Delhi High Court stayed it on his plea that constitutional validity of the invasive test has been challenged before the Supreme Court.

    The Times of India

  • The ATS has taken permission to conduct scientific tests like brain mapping, polygraph and narcoanalysis on Purohit.

    Latest News Online - The Indian Express

  • (on camera): Investigators hope to learn more about these grisly killings from the accused in the narcoanalysis and polygraph tests.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

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