DEGENERATIVE EYE DISEASE An
eye disease that slowly robs a person of vision without an awareness of it. First, the side vision is unnoticably
gone and continues to degenerate until it is too late and victim has been completely robbed of vision. Sunlight enhances the
condition, speeding up the process. Special sunglasses are worn to slow process.
DEFIBRILLATOR A shocking device that is used for
victims with no sign of vitals. Electric Defibrillators have long been used in hospitals. A pair of metal
paddles are placed on the patient's chest and a single jolt of direct current electricity is passed from the defibrillator
into the heart to shock it back to its normal rhythm. It is also used to restart a heart which has been stopped
for purposes of heart surgery.
The smaller version is equipped on Scarabs and other similar rescue boats used by
the Coast Guard, Military, etc. The small, lightweight portable version has made them widely available at airports
and other important areas where people congregate. Pads are attached to the chest and pulse areas to send an electric jolt
to the victim's heart. They have helped save many lives, keeping a victim alive until an ambulance could arrive.