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aeroembolism

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noun aero·em·bo·lism \-ˈem-bə-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of aeroembolism

  1. 1:  a gaseous embolism

  2. 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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