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lipoid theory of narcosis

 

Definition: that narcotic efficiency parallels the coefficient of partition between oil and water, and that lipoids in the cell and on the cell membrane absorb the drug because of this affinity.

Synonym(s): Meyer-Overton theory of narcosis

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