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- 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
embolismthat results from the introduction, (or the formation under reduced pressure) of air bubblesin 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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