aeroembolism

noun aero·em·bo·lism \ ˌer-ō-ˈem-bə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of aeroembolism

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

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aeroembolism

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

medical Definition of aeroembolism

1 : a gaseous embolism
2 : decompression sickness especially when caused by rapid ascent to high altitudes and resulting exposure to rapidly lowered air pressure called also aeroemphysema, air bends

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