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Related to narcoanalysis: truth drug
n. pl. nar·co·a·nal·y·ses (-sēz′)
Psychotherapy conducted while the patient is in a sleeplike state induced by barbiturates or other drugs, especially as a means of releasing repressed feelings, thoughts, or memories. Its use is restricted to circumstances where there is a compelling, immediate need for a patient's responses.
nar′co·an′a·lyt′ic (-ăn′ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Psychoanalysis) psychoanalysis of a patient in a trance induced by a narcotic drug
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narcotherapy.See also: Sleep
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