Diving Medicine

Diving medicine (or undersea or

hyperbaric medicine

) involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions caused by underwater/scuba diving. It includes the effects on the body of depth or pressure on gases in the body (e.g.


sickness and nitrogen narcosis); the diagnosis and treatment of conditions caused by marine hazards (e.g. injuries and infections); and diving health (e.g. assessing fitness to dive).


medicine is a branch of occupational and sports medicine.

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