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decompression chamber

n.
A compartment in which atmospheric pressure can be gradually raised or lowered, used especially in readjusting divers or underwater workers to normal atmospheric pressure or in treating decompression sickness.

decompression chamber

n
(General Physics) a chamber in which the pressure of air can be varied slowly for returning people from abnormal pressures to atmospheric pressure without inducing decompression sickness

hy′perbar′ic cham′ber


n.
a steel vessel in which atmospheric pressure can be raised or lowered by air compressors, used to treat aeroembolism and to provide high-oxygen environments for certain medical procedures.
[1960–65]

decompression chamber

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She went to a hospital and spent three weeks in a decompression chamber before flying home to be treated by medics for a month.
A rescue helicopter was called and it took the diver to a decompression chamber in Aberdeen for further treatment.
The woman was taken by helicopter from the Northumberland coast more than 150 miles to a decompression chamber in Hull when she fell ill with chest pain and breathing problems.
He said that if these nurses refuse to be on call any incident in need of a decompression chamber will be taken to the private sector, which costs between e1/410,000 and e1/415,000 per case.
So the workers had to sit in a decompression chamber for more than an hour at the end of each shift.
Those wanting to explore the spectacular underwater world, can also dive straight in from the hotel's airlock compartment, including its own decompression chamber.
49pm and he was taken by the RAF rescue helicopter to Murrayfield Hospital on the Wirral which has a specialist decompression chamber.
A radio report said that the German diver was rushed onto shore on a stretcher and would have been taken to a hospital but was brought instead to a decompression chamber in one of the vessels.
Manila: A German diver survived a "decompression sickness" after he was placed in the decompression chamber of the Philippine Coast Guard's ship, following a 180 feet deep dive into a sea in central Philippines, during a search and retrieval operation on Tuesdayday for Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and the two pilots who died in a plane crash last Saturday, a TV report said.
The self-contained centre comprises a dynamic flight simulator (DFS), a combined human centrifuge and flight simulator which creates the g-force effect imposed by high performance aircraft; a hypobaric decompression chamber and a hyperbaric high pressure "diving" chamber; and a purpose build test and survival pool which can recreate adverse weather conditions.
Mr Nicholl's diving partner was also later airlifted by the helicopter to a decompression chamber in Poole as a safety measure after reporting that he felt unwell.