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Decompression Chamber • Hyperbaric chamber: • A sealed compartment used to treat Air Embolism and decompression sickness, in which pressure is first increased and then gradually decreased.
Henry Law: At a constant temperature, the amount of a given gas dissolved in a given type and volume of liquid is directly proportional to the partial pressure of that gas in equilibrium with that liquid.
Decompression sickness (DCS) is a condition that occurs when divers come back to the surface too quickly after being deep under water. It is caused by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood stream and, in the worst cases, can cause death.
Decompression Sickness: Words to Know • Decompression stops: • Stops divers should make when returning to the surface to let the nitrogen in their blood dissolve safely out of their bodies. Charts developed by the U.S. Navy and other groups list the number of stops and the time to be spent at each stop. Nitrogen: • A tasteless, odorless gas that makes up four-fifths of Earth's atmosphere. • Decompression sickness is also known by other names, such as decompression illness and caisson (pronounced KAY-son) disease. DCS was called caisson disease in the nineteenth century because it occurred among construction workers who worked in caissons, building the supports for bridges at the bottom of lakes and rivers.
Based in Nicosia (Lefkosa), TR North CYPRUS, the Hyperbaric Medicine Center You may call these numbers for diving emergencies and medical advice in CYPRUS :90 392 228 54 41 – 1080 Hospital90 533 841 99 33..................... Dr Tarık IZBUL90 533 849 62 02..................... Murat ZEREN90 533 840 22 64..................... Nurettin BALKANLI