aeroembolism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (âr"ō-em'bu-liz"um), [key]
— n. Pathol.
- an obstruction of the circulatory system caused by air, as may arise during surgery.
- Also calledan acute condition caused by a rapid substantial decrease in atmospheric pressure, as in high-altitude flying and coming up from deep-sea diving, characterized by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood, severe pain in the lungs and joints, and neurological impairment.
- aeroembolism (Thesaurus)