Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is NARKED?
Nitrogen narcosis is an effect on the brain of gaseous nitrogen that occurs to divers who go
below 100 FSW,
due to the laws of partial pressures. Nitrogen is an inert gas existing in largest quantity in the
atmosphere, 79% in air.
It is inert, meaning that it does not take part in energy transformations.
It is the gas
that causes nitrogen narcosis through the effect of Dalton's law and it is the gas that causes decompression sickness on ascent from depth with reduction of pressure, (Boyle's Law).
Nitrogen is the gas that determines decompression schedules.
What are some of the effects?
Complex reasoning decreases 33% and manual dexterity decreases 7.3%. The condition causes
loss of motor function and decision making ability and can be more clearly defined as causing one to become "drunk",
as with alcoholic beverages. The comparison to having had "three Martinis" is apt,
and it has been stated that one should consider the narcotic effect of one Martini for every 50
feet of sea water.
Club Narked doesn't use sea water,
we artificially alter the depth in our vault.
What is Dalton's Law?
Dalton's Law states that the
total pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is equal to the sum
of the pressure of each of the different,
gases making up the mixture - each gas acting as if it alone was present and occupying the total volume.
This same law causes oxygen toxicity and enhances
the role of contaminant gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
The law is stated as:
p ATA=pO2 + pN2 + p other gases
thus: pN2= fN2 x ATA
How does nitrogen affect the nervous system?
There is a critical volume hypothesis that states there to be an increased volume of nitrogen
in the membranes and this relates to solubility.
This explains the pressure reversal of anesthetics. Nitrogen narcosis is potentiated by increased
Is it safe?
The effects have no long lasting damage, and it is only considered unsafe underwater because
of your potential actions whilst intoxicated.
Look at Frankie the dog below, he loved being Narked and is perfectly normal.
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