Meaning of nitrogen narcosis

ni'trogen narco"sis

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a semistupor, lightheadedness, or euphoria experienced by deep-sea divers when nitrogen from air enters the blood at higher than atmospheric pressure. Also called
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