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

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