Scuba Diving: Gastric Squeeze Glossary of Terms

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Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, the belly, that part of the body that contains all of ...

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Abdominal pain: Pain in the belly. Abdominal pain can be acute or chronic. It may reflect ...

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Belching: A normal process of releasing through the mouth air that accumulates in the stom...

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

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Flatulence: Excess gas in the intestinal tract. But excess flatulence is difficult to defi...

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Gastric: Having to do with the stomach.

Gastrointestinal: Adjective referring collectively to the stomach and small and large inte...

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

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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

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Rupture: A break or tear in any organ (such as the spleen) or soft tissue (such as the ach...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

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