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iheartfood

  • one year ago

How does nitrogen behave in blood and tissues when a diver descends to a great depth (such as the depth of the USS Monitor) and then ascends to the surface? What problems can this cause? And what other consequences to divers are caused by nitrogen gas in solution at depths? ***I don't know how to answer the first part of the question and I cannot find a source that can tell me information that correctly answers that... I think I could answer the 2nd and 3rd parts of the question if I knew the first part haha :) Any help is appreciated! Whether it's info or a source for me to use! Thanks

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  1. phi
    • one year ago
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    when in doubt google it or look at wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scuba_diving#Effects_of_breathing_high_pressure_gas

  2. abb0t
    • one year ago
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    Nitrogen in our blood? For some reason I'm thinking nitrogen fixation, but I don't think that's in our bodies. But you should google or BING search as @phi stated :)

  3. phi
    • one year ago
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    when scuba diving you breathe compressed air (at a pressure to match the pressure the water is exerting) nitrogen at high pressure enters the blood stream (think, "gets crammed in") it stays there until you surface. at the lower pressure, the nitrogen leaks out of the blood. If done quickly (like popping the cork on champagne ) it can cause problems.

  4. abb0t
    • one year ago
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    Oh yeah. I remember reading about that. If you're taken from deep ocean too fast, your body can "pop" when you come out of water :D

  5. iheartfood
    • one year ago
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    Does that answer the entire question?? all 3 parts? :)

  6. iheartfood
    • one year ago
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    and when you say pop, is there actually a sound? or is it just the effect that is similar to that of popping?

  7. phi
    • one year ago
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    I use "crammed" informally. I would not use it in the answer. also, from the same wiki article there is Nitrogen narcosis or "rapture of the deep". That could go into the answer.

  8. phi
    • one year ago
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    It specifically asks And what other consequences to divers are caused by nitrogen gas in solution at depths? other to means they expect another consequence, so I would add the nitrogen narcolepsy

  9. iheartfood
    • one year ago
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    okay yeah that makes sense... would that work? I write it after the other consequence? does it look okay and accurate to you?

  10. phi
    • one year ago
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    yes, it sounds good.

  11. iheartfood
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    okay!! Thank you sooo much! :)

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