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Decompression sickness

Decompression sickness: Introduction

Decompression sickness: Condition from overly rapid decompression, especially when diving. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Decompression sickness is available below.

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Definitions of Decompression sickness:

A condition occurring as a result of exposure to a rapid fall in ambient pressure. Gases, nitrogen in particular, come out of solution and form bubbles in body fluid and blood. These gas bubbles accumulate in joint spaces and the peripheral circulation impairing tissue oxygenation causing disorientation, severe pain, and potentially death. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Pain resulting from rapid change in pressure - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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