Nitrogen Narcosis

Nitrogen Narcosis


Caused by : breathing nitrogen under pressure produces an intoxicating effect known as nitrogen narcosis .


For this reason,  use of compressed air deeper than 100 feet not recommended 

* Ascent reverse the symptoms of nitrogen narcosis


the points that put you at higher risk of nitrogen narcosis is :


- cold temperature

- rapid descent

- anxiety

- alcohol

- sedative

- fatigue

- carbon dioxide excess


Nitrogen narcosis symptoms


- light headedness  

- inattention 

- difficulty concentrating  

- poor judgment

- anxiety

- decreased coordination

- hallucination

- coma



Nitrogen narcosis can lead to death .

Dive safe

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