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Noun: gas embolism
  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
    - air embolism, aeroembolism
  2. Pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
    - decompression sickness, aeroembolism, air embolism, caisson disease, bends, the bends

Derived forms: gas embolisms

Type of: embolism, illness, malady, sickness, unwellness

Encyclopedia: Gas embolism