from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. An embolism that results from the introduction, (or the formation under reduced pressure) of air bubbles in the blood.
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- n. pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
- n. 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
aero- + embolism. (Wiktionary)