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narcosis

[nahr-koh-sis] /nɑrˈkoʊ sɪs/
noun
1.
a state of stupor or drowsiness.
2.
a state of stupor or greatly reduced activity produced by a drug.
Also called narcotism.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < New Latin < Greek nárkōsis. See narc-, -osis
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narcosis

/nɑːˈkəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
unconsciousness induced by narcotics or general anaesthetics
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Word Origin and History for narcosis
n.

1690s, "state of unconsciousness caused by a narcotic," Modern Latin, from Greek narkosis, from narkoun "to benumb" (see narcotic (n.)).

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narcosis in Medicine

narcosis nar·co·sis (när-kō'sĭs)
n. pl. nar·co·ses (-sēz)
General and nonspecific reversible depression of neuronal excitability, produced by a physical or chemical agent, usually resulting in stupor rather than in anesthesia.

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