Scuba Diving Emergency Contacts Glossary of Terms

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Consultant: An individual to whom one refers for expert advice or services. The use of con...

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Decompression: 1. In general, the removal of pressure.
2. In surgery, ...

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Hyperbaric: Pertaining to gas pressures greater than 1 atmosphere* of pressure. Also perta...

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

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

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