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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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injury prevention

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

An important aspect of public health. The term applies to injury prevention in traffic and transportation, at work, school, home, community, and in recreational settings. Violence...

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instrumental error

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

A systematic measurement error caused by faulty or inaccurate measuring instruments, defective reagents, etc.

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life course

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

The natural history of human life. A term for conditions that evolve over a large part or all of the life span from infancy, or even from conception, through adolescence, adult life, and...

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linear relationship

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

A relationship between two variables such that when one changes by a specific amount, the other changes by a directly proportional amount, either in the same or in the reverse direction.

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measure of dispersion

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

The extent to which a series of measurements vary around a central value is signified by the standard deviation when the data are normally distributed. The difference or distance between...

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mineral supplement

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

A dietary supplement added to formula feeds, other manufactured foods, or regular diets. Additional “mineral” content is often combined with vitamins. The most widely used minerals include...

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physical culture

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

A term that describes a regimen of vigorous calisthenics, breathing exercises, dietary guidelines, and life habits, including rest and plentiful hours for sleep, primarily aimed at school...

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pulmonary edema

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

Accumulation of fluid in the lungs, usually caused by heart failure, or by inhaling irritant fumes.

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pulmonary function test

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

These are tests of vital capacity, spirometry, forced expiratory flow, lung volume, etc., and specialized tests such as flow volume, used to assess the progress of chronic respiratory...

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quotient

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

The result obtained when one number is divided by another.

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