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  • noun aeroembolism an embolism of air bubbles often caused by surgery, induced abortion, or decompression sickness 3
  • noun aeroembolism An embolism that results from the introduction, (or the formation under reduced pressure) of air bubbles in the blood. 1
  • noun aeroembolism an obstruction of the circulatory system caused by air, as may arise during surgery. 1
  • noun aeroembolism Also called the bends, caisson disease, decompression sickness. an acute condition caused by a rapid substantial decrease in atmospheric pressure, as in high-altitude flying and coming up from deep-sea diving, characterized by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood, severe pain in the lungs and joints, and neurological impairment. 1
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