Scuba Diving: Nitrogen Narcosis Glossary of Terms

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Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as pa...

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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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Coma: A state of deep, unarousable unconsciousness. A coma may occur as a result of head t...

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Fatigue: A condition characterized by a lessened capacity for work and reduced efficiency ...

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

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

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