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Acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.
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Risks Barotrauma, lung overinflation, decompression illness, death (±150/year, US)
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scubaSelf-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.
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self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.
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