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Medical Term:

narcosis

Pronunciation: nar-ko'sis

Definition

General and nonspecific reversible depression of neuronal excitability, produced by various physical and chemical agents, usually resulting in stupor rather than in anesthesia (with which narcosis was formerly synonymous).

[G. a benumbing]

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