aeroembolism


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aer·o·em·bo·lism

 (âr′ō-ĕm′bə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Embolism that occurs as a result of the entrance of air bubbles into a blood vessel after surgical procedures or trauma.

aeroembolism

(ˌɛərəʊˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Medicine) a former name for air embolism

aer•o•em•bo•lism

(ˌɛər oʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. an obstruction of the circulatory system caused by one or more air bubbles, as may arise during surgery.
[1935–40]

aeroembolism

Medicine. a condition caused by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood as a result of a sudden lowering of atmospheric pressure, as when flying at high altitude or rising too rapidly from a deep underwater dive.
See also: Aviation
a condition caused by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood as a result of a sudden lowering of atmospheric pressure, as when flying at high altitude or rising too rapidly from a deep underwater dive.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aeroembolism - 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 divingaeroembolism - 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.aeroembolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressureaeroembolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
Translations

aeroembolism

n. aeroembolismo, “enfermedad de los buzos”, condición causada por burbujas de nitrógeno liberadas en la sangre debido a un cambio brusco de presión atmosférica;
pop.the bends.