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Is nitrogen narcosis a type of HPNS

  1. Nov 13, 2009 #1
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  3. Nov 14, 2009 #2


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    Not really, HPNS is normally only used for a completely physical effect when the gas under pressure has no chemical action. (like helium). Nitrogen narcosis seems to have a more chemical cause, solubilty in lipids - so is more like being chemically anesthetized
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