Definitions for caisson disease
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Ref: decompression sickness .
Origin of caisson disease:
decompression sickness, aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism, caisson disease, bends(noun)
pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
The painful condition in which bubbles of nitrogen form in body tissues after a person makes too-rapid a transition from high atmospheric pressure to lower atmospheric pressure.
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