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SCUBA

Acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.


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Shallow Water Drowning

Shallow Water Drowning is (for the non scuba divers/snorklers among us) when you hyper-hyper ventilate before taking a deep breathe and submerging. What happens then is (this is the boring bit) that there is so little CO2 in your blood that ...

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by Morlaf
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Shallow Water Drowning
Replies: 7
Views: 5107

Biology Experts, Help!

2. Ralph is taking a scuba diving class and is confused as to why he should not hold his breath under water while breathing from an air tank. What should you tell him. This pertains to Boyle's Law, which states that volume and pressure ...

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by cnmuthana
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:43 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Biology Experts, Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 9639

Biology Experts, Help!

... can tell if he has been previously exposed or if he is going to get sick before it actually happens. What would you tell him? 2. Ralph is taking a scuba diving class and is confused as to why he should not hold his breath under water while breathing from an air tank. What should you tell him. 3. ...

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by SuGrad
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:11 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Biology Experts, Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 9639

Me Too

... for an event I am attending. Luckily, the cameras won't be looking at me but I still may not go. Who is that 6 months pregant woman and why is she scuba diving? I am glad I not alone...

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by scubagirl
Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 452
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breathing rate

... an inspiration. You breathe, and ... (see upper paragraph) You can train in order to hold your breath for a longer time. A good example are scuba divers. You will be used to tolerate a higher level of carbon dioxide in your blood, but eventually your brain will send an order "Breathe!".

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by kiekyon
Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:59 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: breathing rate
Replies: 4
Views: 3957
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