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de·com·pres·sion

 (dē′kəm-prĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The act or process of decompressing.
2. A surgical procedure used to relieve pressure on an organ or part, such as the abdomen, cranium, or spinal cord.
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de•com•pres•sion

(ˌdi kəmˈprɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the gradual reduction in atmospheric pressure experienced after working in deep water or breathing compressed air.
2. the act or process of releasing from pressure or stress.
3. a surgical procedure for relieving increased cranial, cardiac, or orbital pressure.
4. Computers. the restoration of data that has undergone compression to its original state.
[1900–05]
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decompression

A method of removing or relieving pressure, such as by opening the skull to relieve pressure that has built up inside it.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decompression - restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display
decipherment, decoding, decryption - the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text; "a secret key or password is required for decryption"
compression - encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
2.decompression - relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
alleviation, easement, easing, relief - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
compressing, compression - applying pressure
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Translations

decompression

[ˌdiːkəmˈpreʃən]
A. Ndescompresión f
B. CPD decompression chamber Ncámara f de descompresión
decompression sickness Naeroembolismo m, embolia f gaseosa
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decompression

[ˌdiːkəmˈprɛʃən] ndécompression fdecompression chamber nchambre f de décompression
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

decompression

nDekompression f, → Druckverminderung f

decompression

:
decompression chamber
decompression sickness
nDekompressions- or Taucherkrankheit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

decompression

[ˌdiːkəmˈprɛʃn] ndecompressione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

de·com·pres·sion

n. descompresión, reducción de presión;
___ chambercámara de ___;
___ sicknesscondición por ___;
surgical ______ quirúrgica.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

decompression

n descompresión f
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References in periodicals archive ?
ACS can be treated with abdominal decompression. [4] Surgical removal of the mass was attempted in the present case; however, the diaphragm was lax, and the abdominal wall was weak after the removal of the myoma, thus resulting in pulmonary compromise after surgery.
PTACD-CPR is applied by simultaneous chest compression (positive intrathoracic pressure) and active abdominal decompression and then following this phase, simultaneous active chest decompression (negative intrathoracic pressure) and abdominal compression.
Abdominal decompression was made in view of tension pneumoperitoneum, low saturation and tachypnea.