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aeroembolism


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aeroembolism 
  n  1:  obstruction  of  the  circulatory  system  caused  by  an  air 
  bubble  as  e.g.  accidentally  during  surgery  or  hypodermic 
  injection  or  as  a  complication  from  scuba  diving  [syn:  {air 
  embolism}] 
  2:  pain  resulting  from  rapid  change  in  pressure  [syn:  {decompression 
  sickness},  {air  embolism},  {caisson  disease},  {bends}] 




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