Nitrogen narcosis vs the bends

Nitrogen narcosis vs the bends (Caused by nitrogen with different effects)

The common denominator of nitrogen narcosis vs the bends is nitrogen. But what causes nitrogen narcosis vs decompression sickness (or the bends) is quite different. Nitrogen narcosis is caused by breathing air at pressure where the gas has an anesthetic effect on the brain of a diver. Whereas decompression sickness is caused by nitrogen coming out of solution and forming bubbles on a divers ascent from a dive.

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