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air embolism

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aeroembolism

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(Medicine) the presence in the tissues and blood of a gas, such as air or nitrogen bubbles, caused by an injection of air or, in the case of nitrogen, by an abrupt and substantial reduction in the ambient pressure. See decompression sickness
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Noun1.air embolism - 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 divingair embolism - 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.air embolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressureair embolism - 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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0-litre Drive-E engines, and while the 235bhp D5 diesel gets an extra boost via the PowerPulse compressed air injection setup, it's the 190bhp D4 that's expected to take more than half of all sales.
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These conditions include the supply air pressure and air injection timing for the main nozzle and sub-nozzles according to the kind of well yarn.
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The company's CEO Dr John Belgrave said that this public listing was part of Belgrave Resources' overall corporate funding agenda to raise USD2om in equity capital to acquire "old oil acreage and leases", where it can implement its proprietary technology with an environmentally sustainable air injection process it has developed to potentially recover about 50% of the remaining oil in some types of "old-oil" deposits.
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The combination of Starcraft's dihedral vee and pickle-fork design virtually eliminates the rough ride and rocking motion of other deck boats, and the air injection vents provide the smoothest, driest, and most stable ride possible.
Supply of equipment required for the intensive fish farm in El Manzala including air alternators (wheels), air injection devices, floating pumps & similar.