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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.
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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
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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]
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decompression chamber

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Translations

decompression chamber

ncamera di decompressione
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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.
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