aeroembolism

noun
aero·​em·​bo·​lism | \ ˌer-ō-ˈem-bə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce aeroembolism (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeroembolism

aero- + embolism

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aeroembolism

noun
aero·​em·​bo·​lism | \ -ˈem-bə-ˌliz-əm How to pronounce aeroembolism (audio) \

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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