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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
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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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On today's machines, molders typically get the option to set decompression before and after screw rotation/recovery.
In the event of an emergency evacuation, even once divers have reached the perceived relative safety of the surface via a hyperbaric lifeboat, they still need to undergo a thorough decompression process to safely return to sea level before being exposed to atmospheric pressure and suffer the potentially fatal effects of decompression sickness.
Summary: New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI) A Frankfurt-bound Air India plane, with 191 passengers on board, suffered cabin decompression at an altitude of 20,000 feet and returned to Delhi on Wednesday, thus averting a possible mishap.
As for the second case, presenting with extremely sharp upper back pain followed by paraplegia and anal sphincter impairment, we chose immediate surgical intervention with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), aiming at amelioration of the pressure gradient across the juxtaductal coarctation in the aorta, to ensure the safety and the completeness of following surgical decompression of the spinal epidural hematoma.
A federal judge has left intact a $2.3 million award of damages and pre-judgment interest to an airline passenger who claimed she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of a "sudden decompression" incident involving a Boeing 757 during a 2010 flight from Florida to Boston.
Objectives: To assess clinical and radiographical outcomes of transspinous decompression technique for the treatment of degenerative central lumbar spinal stenosis.
Subacromial decompression surgery for shoulder impingement syndrome is no more effective than placebo surgery, according to the Finnish Shoulder Impingement Arthroscopy Controlled Trial.
Lumbar decompression surgery is used to treat compressed nerves in the lower back.
Treatment sessions for divers' disease are given inside a decompression chamber.
Summary: Decompression chamber at Dubai Police clinic assists sick amateur divers
Objectives: To analyze the related factors for delayed healing of facial muscle spasm after microvascular decompression.