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aeroembolism


aeroembolism

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

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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