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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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Some of its other equipment include the daughtercraft systems, breathing air compressors and decompression chambers.
Some of its other equipment include the daughter craft systems, breathing air compressors and decompression chambers, it stated.
5 tonne submersible was then lifted onto the deck of a rescue vessel, where its passengers were transferred into decompression chambers without being exposed to the outside air pressure.
The complex science of saturation diving circumvented these problems with the aid of devices like decompression chambers.
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The animals are put in decompression chambers under intense pressures - causing excruciating pain and the collapse of vital organs - at a base in southern England.
And in fact in one event called Anaconda we kept a couple of U-2s airborne so long that we had to bring the pilots back and put them in decompression chambers because we were approaching the limit of the human.
The contract also includes providing an unmanned craft which will locate the sunken submarine, decompression chambers and medical facilities.
The contract also includes the provision of an unmanned craft which will locate the sunken submarine, decompression chambers, medical facilities and other support equipment.
The research centred around experimental tanks which used decompression chambers to reduce air pressure around a baby's lungs, allowing them to breath unaided.
But the Kiwi star has made two visits to decompression chambers - used by deep-sea divers - to speed up the flow of oxygen to the injury and the radical treatment has paid off.