RAPTURE-OF-THE-DEEP SYNDROME

An acute and short-lived psychosis experienced by some deep-sea divers. It could be attributed to a higher than safe nitrogen level in the blood.

RAPTURE-OF-THE-DEEP SYNDROME: "The diver was suffering from rapture of the deep syndrome."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "RAPTURE-OF-THE-DEEP SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/rapture-of-the-deep-syndrome/ (accessed May 27, 2018).
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