Glos·sa·ry

A list of generally uncommon words with their definitions.

We have put together a glossary of terms from the aquatics industry. Use this glossary as a resource for learning or just to refresh your memory. The search area below will allow you to find out more information about a process, piece of equipment and more!

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Larynx

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The upper part of the trachea (windpipe) where the vocal cords are located.

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Automated external defibrillator (AED)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

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A device that analyzes the heart's rhythm and signals the need to administer an electric shock (defibrillation) to a patient in cardiac arrest.

Coccyx

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The tailbone and last 3 to 4 vertebrae of the spine.

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Cardiopulmonary

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Referring to the heart (cardio) and lungs (pulmonary).

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Heat Exhaustion

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A heat-related illness that is caused by loss of significant amounts of fluid from perspiration. The symptoms include profuse sweating; fatigue; cool, pale, sweaty skin; nausea/vomiting.

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Spinal Cord

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A group of nerve tissue that carries messages from the brain to the rest of the body. It runs through and is protected by the vertebrae.

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