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Definition of the noun air embolism

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  1. obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving
  2. pain resulting from rapid change in pressure

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Google previewMarine Affairs Dictionary (2004)

Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West

AIR EMBOLISM: The most serious form of lung- expansion injury, an air embolism occurs when over pressurization in the lung causes a tear in the alveolar wall forcing tiny gas bubbles into the victim's bloodstream.

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin


Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

See also air embolism. embolization (therapeutic embolization) n. the introduction of any material to reduce or completely obstruct blood flow. Conditions such as varicocele, fibroids, hepatoma, congenital arteriovenous malformations (see ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

An air bubble (air embolism) can enter the bloodstream in the course of an intravenous infusion or by exposure to increased air pressure, as in deep-sea diving. A fat embolus sometimes forms following the fracture of a large bone, such as the ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

See also air embolism. embollzatlon (therapeutic embollzation) /1. the introduction of elnbolic material to reduce or completely obstruct bloodEmergency Medical Service flow in such conditions as congenital arteriovenous malformations (see ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

See Hypersensitivity pneumonitis air embolus Air embolism The presence of gas in blood vessels, which can cause an interrruption of normal blood flow; AE is of greatest importance in the coronary and cerebral arteries. See Embolism air ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

air embolism, the abnormal presence of air in the cardiovascular system, resulting in obstruction of blood flow . Air embolism may occur if a large quantity of air is inadvertently introduced by ...

Google previewA dictionary of treatment (1920)

including medical and surgical therapeutics by Sir William Whitla

Air Embolism occurs sometimes in surgical operations involving large veins about the base ...

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

An injury due to explosions or rapid decompression, the severity of which is a direct function of the intensity of the blast wave; death is caused by exsanguination from ruptured pulmonary vessels with haemorrhage, haemoptysis, air embolism, ...

Google previewThe Recreational Diver's Dictionary & Historical Timeline (2003)

by Scott Dowding

a term often used by technical divers when referring to a buoyancy compensator, air embolism—n. 1. a pressure related injury that can occur on ascent once ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

air embolism, the abnormal presence of air in the cardiovascular system, resulting in obstruction of blood flow .

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Air embolism Meaning

Video shows what air embolism means. condition caused by bubbles of gas in a vascular system. air embolism synonyms: aeroembolism, gas embolism.

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