(Pathology) A sometimes fatal condition resulting from the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood and tissues, because of too rapid decompression, seen especially in deep-sea divers ascending rapidly from a dive. It is characterized by severe pains in the joints and chest, skin irritation, cramps, nausea, and paralysis.
An embolism of air bubbles often caused by surgery, induced abortion, or decompression sickness
pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
Find another word for air-embolism. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for air-embolism, like: decompression-sickness, aeroembolism, gas embolism, caisson-disease and bends.