air embolism

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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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As a result, unlike the recent recommendations to place patients with arterial gas embolism in the supine position, (3,5) the head down, laterally lying position was helpful in our case.
Recommendations for hyperbaric oxygen therapy of cerebral arterial gas embolism based on a mathematical model of bubble absorption.
But of more interest to the physician will be: "Decompression Illness" that covers the classification of decompression sickness, signs and symptoms, cerebral arterial gas embolism, first aid, predisposing factors, flying after diving, referral, and recompression therapy.