aeroembolism


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aer·o·em·bo·lism

 (âr′ō-ĕm′bə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Embolism that occurs as a result of the entrance of air bubbles into a blood vessel after surgical procedures or trauma.
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aeroembolism

(ˌɛərəʊˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Medicine) a former name for air embolism
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aer•o•em•bo•lism

(ˌɛər oʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. an obstruction of the circulatory system caused by one or more air bubbles, as may arise during surgery.
[1935–40]
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aeroembolism

Medicine. a condition caused by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood as a result of a sudden lowering of atmospheric pressure, as when flying at high altitude or rising too rapidly from a deep underwater dive.
See also: Aviation
a condition caused by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood as a result of a sudden lowering of atmospheric pressure, as when flying at high altitude or rising too rapidly from a deep underwater dive.
See also: Disease and Illness
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aeroembolism - obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba divingaeroembolism - obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving
embolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
2.aeroembolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressureaeroembolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
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aeroembolism

n. aeroembolismo, “enfermedad de los buzos”, condición causada por burbujas de nitrógeno liberadas en la sangre debido a un cambio brusco de presión atmosférica;
pop.the bends.
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