decompression chamber


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decompression chamber

n.
A compartment in which atmospheric pressure can be gradually raised or lowered, used especially in readjusting divers or underwater workers to normal atmospheric pressure or in treating decompression sickness.

decompression chamber

n
(General Physics) a chamber in which the pressure of air can be varied slowly for returning people from abnormal pressures to atmospheric pressure without inducing decompression sickness

hy′perbar′ic cham′ber


n.
a steel vessel in which atmospheric pressure can be raised or lowered by air compressors, used to treat aeroembolism and to provide high-oxygen environments for certain medical procedures.
[1960–65]

decompression chamber

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