Caisson's disease


Caisson's disease
gas bubble disease. Supersaturated gases (>125%) in water entering the the body fluids of fish causing bubbles, an embolism. Also called bends or decompression sickness

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Caisson disease — Cais son dis*ease (Med.) A disease frequently induced by remaining for some time in an atmosphere of high pressure, as in caissons, diving bells, etc. It is characterized by neuralgic pains and paralytic symptoms. It is caused by the release of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Caisson (engineering) — In geotechnical engineering, a caisson is a retaining, watertight structure used, for example, to work on the foundations of a bridge pier, for the construction of a concrete dam, or for the repair of ships. These are constructed such that the… …   Wikipedia

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  • caisson —   n. underwater water tight chamber for bridge building, etc.; hydraulic lift for raising ship; Military, ammunition wagon.    ♦ caisson disease, condition, marked by pain, paralysis or death, due to over rapid lowering of air pressure after… …   Dictionary of difficult words


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