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- 1. air embolism, aeroembolism, gas embolism, embolism
- usage: 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. decompression sickness, aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism, caisson disease, bends, illness, unwellness, malady, sickness
- usage: pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
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See also: aeroembolism (Dictionary)