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

First Known Use of aeroembolism

circa 1939


Medical Dictionary

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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