aeroembolism


aero·em·bo·lism

noun \ˌer-ō-ˈem-bə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of AEROEMBOLISM

:  decompression sickness caused by rapid ascent to high altitudes and resulting exposure to rapidly lowered air pressure

First Known Use of AEROEMBOLISM

circa 1939

aero·em·bo·lism

noun \-ˈem-bə-ˌliz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AEROEMBOLISM

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

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