Course Outline

The following terms relate to conditions that may occur while diving. The prefix hyper- means “too much.” The prefix hypo- means “too little.”

  • Hypercapnia: Too much carbon dioxide
  • Hyperoxia: Too much oxygen
  • Hyperthermia: Too hot
  • Hypocapnia: Too little carbon dioxide
  • Hypoxia: Too little oxygen
  • Hypothermia: Too cold
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