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Disease Decompression Sickness

Name Decompression Sickness
Synonyms Bends | Caisson Disease | Caisson Diseases | Disease, Caisson | Diseases, Caisson | Sickness, Decompression
Definition 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.
Categories Wounds and injuries
MeSH® ID D003665

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DiseasesWounds and Injuries Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Barotrauma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Decompression Sickness Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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