Nitrogen narcosis and alcohol consumption--a scuba diving fatality.

Abstract

Nitrogen narcosis can cause death among experienced scuba divers. Nitrogen under pressure affects the brain by acting as an anesthetic agent. Furthermore, the consumption of ethanol along with diving will cause the symptoms of nitrogen narcosis to occur at depths less than 30 m. Our case deals with an experienced diver who drank alcoholic beverages before… (More)

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@article{Michalodimitrakis1987NitrogenNA, title={Nitrogen narcosis and alcohol consumption--a scuba diving fatality.}, author={E Michalodimitrakis and A N Patsalis}, journal={Journal of forensic sciences}, year={1987}, volume={32 4}, pages={1095-7} }