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  • n. The formation of bubbles of gas in biological fluids due to reduced environmental pressure

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Examples

  • In vacuum, most of us suffer ebullism, which is a swelling caused by the evaporation of water in the soft tissues.

    Masked

  • For Baumgartner's jump, temperatures are expected to be colder than minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the air pressure will be so low that a condition known as ebullism would kill him if the pressure suit were to fail.

    Wired Top Stories

  • He practically ran into the operating theater, finding Lotte and her nurses treating the survivors for the effects of ebullism and rapid decompression.

    Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light

  • When the bladder is inflated, it will provide pressure at 3.5 pounds per square inch -- sufficient to prevent the expansion caused by ebullism.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • In the hostile stratospheric environment Felix plans to traverse, hazards include temperatures as cold as minus 56 degrees Celsius; an environment with too little oxygen to sustain human life; and air pressure so low that decompression sickness and ebullism -- a condition in which blood "boils" with life-threatening vapor bubbles -- are pervasive dangers.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • When the bladder is inflated, it will provide pressure at 3.5 pounds per square inch - sufficient to prevent the expansion caused by ebullism.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • In the hostile stratospheric environment Felix plans to traverse, hazards include: temperatures as cold as minus 56 degrees Celsius; an environment with too little oxygen to sustain human life; and air pressure so low that decompression sickness and ebullism - a condition in which blood "boils" with life-threatening vapor bubbles - are pervasive dangers.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

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  • The process, when the body is exposed to a substantially lower ambient pressure, of bubbles of formerly dissolved gases forming within the tissues; the proximate cause of "the bends."

    December 17, 2007