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Definition of the noun air embolism
What does air embolism mean as a name of something?
- 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
- pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonyms of air embolism: aeroembolism / bends / caisson disease / decompression sickness / gas embolism
- more generic words: illness / malady / sickness / unwellness = impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
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Marine 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.
Concise Medical Dictionary (2015)
by Elizabeth Martin
See also AIR EMBOLISM.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mosby'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 ...
A 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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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