aeroembolism

aeroembolism
noun Date: circa 1939 decompression sickness caused by rapid ascent to high altitudes and resulting exposure to rapidly lowered air pressure

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • aeroembolism — [er΄ō em′bə liz΄əm] n. [ AERO + EMBOLISM] an embolism of air bubbles often caused by surgery, induced abortion, or decompression sickness …   English World dictionary

  • aeroembolism — /air oh em beuh liz euhm/, n. Pathol. 1. an obstruction of the circulatory system caused by air, as may arise during surgery. 2. Also called the bends, caisson disease, decompression sickness. an acute condition caused by a rapid substantial… …   Universalium

  • aeroembolism — noun An embolism that results from the introduction, (or the formation under reduced pressure) of air bubbles in the blood Syn: air embolism …   Wiktionary

  • aeroembolism — aero·em·bo·lism em bə .liz əm n 1) a gaseous embolism 2) decompression sickness caused by rapid ascent to high altitudes and resulting exposure to rapidly lowered air pressure called also aeroemphysema, air bends * * * aero·em·bo·lism… …   Medical dictionary

  • aeroembolism — n. pains caused by a sudden drop in atmospheric pressure (such as occurs during a flight) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aeroembolism — i. The formation or liberation of gas bubbles (chiefly nitrogen) in body tissues following rapid exposure to low atmospheric pressure conditions without using a pressure suit or a pressurized cabin. ii. The disease or condition caused by the… …   Aviation dictionary

  • aeroembolism — aero·em·bo·lism …   English syllables

  • aeroembolism — aer•o•em•bo•lism [[t]ˌɛər oʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) pat an obstruction of the circulatory system caused by one or more air bubbles, as may arise during surgery 2) pat decompression sickness • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • aeroembolism — /ˌɛəroʊˈɛmbəlɪzəm/ (say .airroh embuhlizuhm) noun a morbid condition caused by substantial decrease in atmospheric pressure, as in high altitude flying, and characterised by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood, pains in the lungs, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • aeroembolism — noun 1. obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving • Syn: ↑air embolism, ↑gas embolism • Hypernyms: ↑embolism 2. pain… …   Useful english dictionary

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