from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Embolism that occurs as a result of the entrance of air bubbles into a blood vessel after surgical procedures or trauma.

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  • noun An embolism that results from the introduction, (or the formation under reduced pressure) of air bubbles in the blood.

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  • noun pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
  • noun 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


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aero- +‎ embolism.


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