Kinetics and narcosis?

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Posted by physics on July 05, 2006 at 21:21:59:

In Reply to: Deep Air and Adaptation posted by Kendall Raine on June 30, 2006 at 09:04:01:

Kinetics and narcosis?
Can anyone tell me the effect of kinetics on narcosis? That is, there are people who bounce dive to extreme depths but remain no longer than a few seconds. This group would include freedivers and some spearoes on scuba. They complete required safety stops on the way up.

The question is how long it takes the various gas mixtures to permeate into the relevant tissues and then cause impairment.

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