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  1. decompression sickness, aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism, caisson disease, bends(noun)

    pain resulting from rapid change in pressure


  1. caisson disease(Noun)

    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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