aeroembolism definition

  • noun:
    • Embolism occurring as a consequence of the entrance of air bubbles into a blood vessel after surgical treatments or trauma.
    • An embolism that results from introduction, (and/or formation under decreased stress) of environment bubbles inside blood.
    • discomfort resulting from rapid change in pressure
    • obstruction associated with circulatory system brought on by an air bubble as, e.g., inadvertently during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from diving

Related Sources

  • Definition for "aeroembolism"
    • Embolism occurring as a consequence of the entrance…
    • View More
  • Synonym for "aeroembolism"
65 votes

How would you define aeroembolism?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!