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barotrauma

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.

n. damage to the ear, Eustachian tube, or paranasal sinuses caused by changes in ambient pressure, as experienced during air flight or deep-sea diving.

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contraceptive pill

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Syn: the pill. A compound comprising the steroid hormones estrogen and progesterone, or progesterone alone, which acts by inhibiting ovulation, that has been licensed for use in the United...

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coping strategy

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A system that individuals or groups have worked out to deal with a social and/or emotional situation that would otherwise be intolerable. An example is a woman married to a man who is...

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downward mobility

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A sociological term for progression from a higher to an inferior position in the socioeconomic scale, e.g., from an original professional or managerial status to an unskilled working class...

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dropout

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Someone who leaves or defaults from a setting where they have been observed, e.g., a dropout from the educational system, a dropout from an epidemiological or social study.

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fungal infections

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Infections that usually affect vulnerable moist places on epithelial surfaces, such as flexures, the inside of the mouth and vagina. They include candida or thrush, paronychia, and...

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head lice

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Infestation of the scalp hair with the head louse, Pediculus capitis, which is a common condition in school children but can affect people of all ages. It is transmitted by direct contact...

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heat cramps

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Painful muscular contractions caused by prolonged exposure to environmental heat. They probably result from electrolyte imbalances. Drinking plenty of watery fluids and obtaining adequate...

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heat syncope

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A state of collapse and usually loss of consciousness associated with exposure to excessive heat. Maintenance of fluid intake is important in preventing this condition.

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injury

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Damage caused by an external force applied to the body resulting from intentional or unintentional means. The “force” may be physical, (e.g., direct penetrating or blunt trauma, heat, a...

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