An embolism of air bubbles often caused by surgery, induced abortion, or decompression sickness
(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.
pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
Find another word for decompression-sickness. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for decompression-sickness, like: tunnel disease, aeroembolism, air-embolism, bends, caisson-disease, diver's palsy, the-bends and gas embolism.