decompression chamber


: a small room that allows a person (such as an ocean diver) to slowly experience lower amounts of air pressure until normal air pressure is reached

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“Decompression chamber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

decompression chamber

: a chamber in which excessive pressure can be reduced gradually to atmospheric pressure
: a chamber in which an individual can be gradually subjected to decreased atmospheric pressure (as in simulating conditions at high altitudes)
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