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nitrogen narcosis


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

  • n. A condition of confusion or stupor resulting from increased levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood, as that occurring in deep-sea divers breathing air under high pressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A condition of disorientation, intoxication and stupor caused by increased levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood; occurs in divers breathing air under pressure; the "rapture of the deep".

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. confused or stuporous state caused by high levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood


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