Scuba Diving: Carbon Dioxide Toxicity Glossary of Terms

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Breathing: The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through ...

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Carbon dioxide: A gas which is the byproduct of cellular metabolism and which collects in ...

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Dizziness: Painless head discomfort with many possible causes including disturbances of ...

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Headache: A pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the he...

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Heart: The muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. ...

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Heart rate: The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually per minute. The heart rate ...

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Hyperventilation: Overbreathing. Hyperventilation causes dizziness, lightheadedness, a sen...

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Medical school: A school with a curriculum leading to a medical degree. The mission of eve...

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Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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Nitrogen: Element number 7, a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is biologically impo...

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Nitrogen narcosis: A condition similar to intoxication with alcohol characterized by eupho...

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Oxygen: The odorless gas that is present in the air and necessary to maintain life. Oxygen...

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Pharmacy: A location where prescription medications are sold. A pharmacy is constantly sup...

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Poisoning: Taking a substance that is injurious to health or can cause death. Poisoning i...

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Shortness of breath: Difficulty in breathing. Medically referred to as dyspnea. Shortness ...

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Toxicity: The degree to which a substance (a toxin or poison) can harm humans or animals. ...

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Ventilation: The exchange of air between the lungs and the atmosphere so that oxygen can ...

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