By anesthesia, I mean a state of deep sleep or unconsciousness that lasts more or less long and is caused fairly quickly by medication; A condition similar to the state of general anesthesia, which is necessary for surgery, but not as deep. The muscle tremor of anesthesia is unmistakable, and a depressed or floating pulse is easy to spot. Opiates should be used in moderation and any attempt to induce deep anesthesia should be avoided. Nitrogen anesthesia: An alcohol-like condition characterized by euphoria, loss of balance and manual dexterity, disorientation and trouble thinking. It can occur in divers under 30 metres (100 feet) who breathe compressed air due to the high nitrogen content of the air. Nitrogen anesthesia is reversed when the gas pressure decreases and the diver returns to the surface. The rule of hygiene in all cases of structural anesthesia, whether acquired or hereditary, is total abstinence one and always. Medterms Medical Dictionary A-Z List / Definition of nitrogen anesthesia Inhaling certain chemicals can result in anesthesia. For example, diethyl ether and chloroform, two common organic solvents, were among the earliest known examples of anesthesia. Others may ingest relatively large amounts with little risk of anesthesia. It is reported here on the effect of anesthesia in certain mental states and its use as a therapeutic measure in the clinical treatment of various neuropsychiatric diseases. Many other chemicals you wouldn`t suspect can also cause anesthesia. For example, although nitrogen gas makes up 78% of the air we breathe and is considered chemically inert (non-reactive), it can cause anesthesia under certain conditions.
Customize your JAMA networking experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below. Note: The Greek nÁrkÄ has been compared to the Old High German in-snerahan “to fesseln (to), link (to)”, which hypothetically reflects an Indo-European verb base *snerk- “to shoot together, to grind” (according to Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben, 2nd edition, Wiesbaden 2001; See entry 1), but the semantic link is far from apparent. (The dictionary incorrectly translates as “spasm, lung” = “spasm, paralysis.”) R. Beekes (Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Brill, 2009) considers that the word is most likely of pre-Greek origin of the substrate. BLECKWENN WJ. ANESTHESIA AS A THERAPY FOR NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASES. JAMA. 1930;95(16):1168–1171. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720160028009 Intentionally inhaling chemicals such as spray paints and household aerosols to get a quick buzz or high, a practice called huffing, is a common and troubling activity among teens and young adults.
This practice is extremely dangerous and can lead to brain damage or death. For more information, see links to inhalants under Further reading. borrowed from the new Latin narcÅsis, borrowed from the Greek nÁrkÅsis “numbness”, from narkå-, variant of narkoã»n “benumb, dead” (verbal derivation of narcÁrkä “numbness, lack of sensation”, of uncertain origin) + -sis -sis Always work with adequate ventilation and avoid inhalation of chemical fumes, mists, scrapings, etc. whenever possible. If necessary, use hoods and respirators. Section 8 (Exposure limitations/personal protection) of the safety data sheet should propose appropriate protective measures. Before entering into the conditions in which deep sleep was a very beneficial therapy, I would like to highlight, which seems totally unnecessary, the essential need for sleep also in humans and animals. Sleep is a biological reaction of the animal body`s defense against fatigue. Any disruption of this natural cycle is accompanied by serious consequences. Continuous sleep loss over a period of five to seven days is incompatible with life. In all likelihood, anesthesia is a state of deep anesthesia or loss of consciousness caused by a chemical such as medication or anesthesia.
As anesthesia was constantly avoided, the experiment was complete, even unexpected, successful. This term usually appears on a safety data sheet as a possible symptom of exposure, usually by inhalation. This would be listed in Section 11 (Toxicological Information) of the SDS.