oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The diver s physiological needs: Safety and the apnoeic diver
|Article Title||The diver s physiological needs: Safety and the apnoeic diver|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Departments of Physical Education, Physiology and Anatomy, University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Feb 2002|
|Pages||2 - 4|
|Keyword(s)||Alveolar carbon dioxide pressures, Boyleï¿½s Law, Carbon dioxide, Carbon dioxide retention, Diving bradycardial reflex, Gas retention, Intrapulmonary temperature changes, Oxygen, Pharyngo-tympanic tube, Temperature regulation, Valsalva manoeuvres and Vital organs|
In the spectrum of underwater activity in South Africa, research into underwater physiological aspects of diving safety occupies a low priority, being made secondary to prevention, treatment and training. The aim of the underwater scientist is, among others, to discover procedures that would enhance diving safety for both the sportsman, who often dives pnoeically, and the industrial diver, who dives mostly with selfcontained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba).
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