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Wilderness: Nitrogen Narcosis (cont.)

Nitrogen Narcosis Treatment

  • Ascend from the depth at which the symptoms become apparent.

  • If symptoms fail to resolve after ascent, narcosis is not the cause of the symptoms.

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