Aeroembolism

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Aeroembolism



1. The formation or liberation of gases in the blood vessels of the body, as brought on by a too-rapid change from a high, or relatively high, atmospheric pressure to a lower one.
2. The disease or condition caused by the formation of gas bubbles (mostly nitrogen) in the body fluids. The disease is characterized principally by neuralgic pains, cramps, and swelling, and sometimes results in death. Also call decompression sickness .

References

This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use