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Medical Term:


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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