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SCUBA

(skū'bă),
Acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.
A device consisting of one or more tanks of compressed breathable gases—‘air’—in optimised ratios, a regulator that can be adjusted to regulate the flow of air, and a meter to indicate the amount of ‘air’ remaining in the tanks
Risks Barotrauma, lung overinflation, decompression illness, death (±150/year, US)

scuba

Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, SCUBA Sports medicine A device consisting of one or more tanks of compressed breathable gases–'air' in optimized ratios, a regulator that can be adjusted to regulate the flow of air, and a meter to indicate the amount of 'air' remaining in the tanks. See–the Bends, Cf Caisson's disease.

scuba

self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.