aeroembolism

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

Definition of aeroembolism

  1. :  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

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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 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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