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Of or pertaining to any organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity or game requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means within a specified set of rules.

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mediastinal emphysema

Sports; Scuba diving

Air from an over expanding lung escapes into the center of the chest. This puts pressure on the heart and major blood vessels, interfering with circulation. Symptoms are ...

scuba lifesaving and accident management (SLAM)

Sports; Scuba diving

YMCA's lifesaving course designed for SCUBA divers that offers entry-level SCUBA certification.

aqua lung

Sports; Scuba diving

The first self-contained-underwater-breathing-apparatus that used compressed air and a two-stage on demand regulator. The aqua lung was designed by Jacques Cousteau and Emile ...

carbon dioxide toxicity

Sports; Scuba diving

Problems resulting from buildup of CO2 in the blood; they may range from headache and shortness of breath, all the way to sudden blackout.

oxygen toxicity

Sports; Scuba diving

Damage or injury from inhaling too much oxygen; can arise from either too high an oxygen concentration or oxygen pressure. One of the most dramatic manifestations of oxygen ...

surface supplied compressed air diving

Sports; Scuba diving

Diving with the air continuously supplied by a compressor on the surface can be used for both sport and professional diving.

oxygen window

Sports; Scuba diving

Difference between total gas pressures in arterial and venous blood; exist because oxygen is partly metabolized by the tissues, so venous oxygen pressure is lower than arterial ...