caisson disease


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caisson disease

n.
Decompression sickness.

caisson disease

n
(Pathology) another name for decompression sickness

decompres′sion sick`ness


n.
an acute disorder involving the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the body fluids, caused by a sudden drop in external pressure, as during a too-rapid ascent from diving, and resulting in pain in the lungs and joints and faintness.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.caisson disease - pain resulting from rapid change in pressurecaisson disease - pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism