hyperbaric chamber


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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]

hyperbaric chamber

A chamber used to induce an increase in ambient pressure as would occur in descending below sea level, in a water or air environment. It is the only type of chamber suitable for use in the treatment of decompression sickness in flying or diving. Also called compression chamber; diving chamber; recompression chamber.
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Noun1.hyperbaric chamber - a large chamber in which the oxygen pressure is above normal for the atmosphere; used in treating breathing disorders or carbon monoxide poisoning
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
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Accordingly, SAUHMA requires that all hyperbaric chamber construction is required to satisfy category III requirements, as a minimum, and shall meet the relevant ASME PVHO-1 requirements.
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At the moment the centre is in the testing and development phase, carrying out tests on components in one of its hyperbaric chambers which is artificially reproducing the pressure conditions under the sea.
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These days, Subspec is a world-leader in bespoke subsea diving systems, and has close ties and partnerships with various other organisations, including neighbouring firm, Drass Sri, which manufacturers the full gas reclaim system in which the Subspec valve is used, as well as complete hyperbaric chambers, and other systems used by commercial saturation divers.
PVHO-1 relates to the manufacturing specifications and requirements for hyperbaric chambers. This document addresses many specifications for a chamber such as the required thickness of the acrylic window and minimum pressures it must withstand which are much higher than what we would currently use for therapy.
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The 283-bed hospital plans to begin operating two new hyperbaric chambers tomorrow, as it opens a wound care center that brings together doctors and nurses to treat the growing number of patients with persistent, serious injuries to skin and underlying tissue.
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They discovered that treating mice in a hyperbaric chamber with 100% oxygen at 3.5 times the normal atmospheric pressure - or about the pressure you might feel under approximately 80 feet of water - for 60 minutes daily for four consecutive days resulted in pain relief that was still evident three weeks later.