Scuba Diving: Scorpionfish, Lionfish, and Stonefish Poisoning 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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Abnormal: Outside the expected norm, or uncharacteristic of a particular patient.

Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...

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Bradycardia: A slow heart rate, usually defined as less than 60 beats per minute.

Diarrhea: A common condition that involves unusually frequent and liquid bowel movements. ...

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Dorsal: Relating to the back or postterior of a structure. As opposed to the ventral, or f...

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Flush: (1) A redness of the skin, typically over the cheeks or neck. A flush is usually ...

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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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Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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

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Neurotoxin: Any substance that is capable of causing damage to nerves or nerve tissue. For...

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

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Paralysis: Loss of voluntary movement (motor function). Paralysis that affects only one mu...

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Pelvic: Having to do with the pelvis, the lower part of the abdomen, located between the h...

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Poison: Any substance that can cause severe organ damage or death if ingested, breathed in...

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

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Scrub: 1. As a verb, to wash the hands and forearms very thoroughly, as before enga...

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

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Spine: 1) The column of bone known as the vertebral column, which surrounds and protects ...

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Tetanus: An often fatal infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Clostridium tet...

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

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Toxin: A poison produced by certain animals, plants, or bacteria.

Venom: A poison, particularly one secreted by an animal. Examples are bee venom, snake ven...

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Venomous: 1. Full of venom. 2. Having venom, like some snakes and insects. ...

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Vesicles: In dermatology, vesicles are small blisters, most often on the skin. Vesicles al...

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