air embolism definition

  • noun:
    • condition due to bubbles of gasoline in a vascular system
    • obstruction of this circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., unintentionally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving
    • pain caused by fast improvement in pressure
    • problem due to bubbles of gasoline in a vascular system
    • obstruction for the circulatory system due to an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba
    • discomfort caused by rapid change in stress

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