Inert gas narcosis in scuba diving, different gases different reactions

  title={Inert gas narcosis in scuba diving, different gases different reactions},
  author={Monica Rocco and Paolo Pelaia and Pia di Benedetto and G Conte and Luigi Maggi and Silvia Fiorelli and Marco Mercieri and Constantino Balestra and Roberto Alberto De Blasi},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
PurposeUnderwater divers face several potential neurological hazards when breathing compressed gas mixtures including nitrogen narcosis which can impact diver’s safety. Various human studies have clearly demonstrated brain impairment due to nitrogen narcosis in divers at 4 ATA using critical flicker fusion frequency (CFFF) as a cortical performance indicator. However, recently some authors have proposed a probable adaptive phenomenon during repetitive exposure to high nitrogen pressure in rats… 
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