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Decompression

Decompression

decompression external to the body, most often the slow lessening of external pressure on the whole body (especially in caisson workers, deep sea divers, and persons who ascend to great heights) to prevent decompression sickness. It includes also sudden accidental decompression, but not surgical (local) decompression or decompression applied through body openings.


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Re: whales

... of nitrogen in the blood stream. If Pakicetus stayed under for too long, it couldn't resurface safely, especially since it can't read the decompression tables. But in any case why would it want to do so? And further, some whales eat meat, and others eat plants. Now how does a land dwelling ...

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by Asyncritus
Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
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not well read is he?

... acne. Do not rub your skin—lather and rinse. Use towels only once, and then wash them. 3. Cover open skin sores with a loose bandage (Band-Aid, decompression strips, etc.) and keep them dry. 4. Remove any fibrous or worm-like material with an alcohol-treated tweezers and use facial tissues. ...

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by Sabrina
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... acne. Do not rub your skin—lather and rinse. Use towels only once, and then wash them. 3. Cover open skin sores with a loose bandage (Band-Aid, decompression strips, etc.) and keep them dry. 4. Remove any fibrous or worm-like material with an alcohol-treated tweezers and use facial tissues. ...

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by J Jill
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:42 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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clicking my big toes

I believe a similar effect occurs with nitrogen in the bloodstream when you surface from diving too fast. It doesn't exactly pop but the decompression does cause extra nitrogen to be present in blood.

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by mith
Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:36 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: clicking my big toes
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