air embolism

  1. pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
  2. 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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How To Use air embolism In A Sentence

  • Immediate clinical manifestations of acute lung injury include pneumothorax, pulmonary oedema, and air embolism.
  • In the bends, the air embolism is a bubble of nitrogen.
  • Insufficient removal of these air embolisms may result in serious water stress which may lead to early leaf wilting as previously shown in chrysanthemum cut flowers.
  • Potentially lethal complications include hemorrhage, infection, and air embolism, therefore surgical resection is usually performed.
  • The maintenance of higher aortic perfusion pressure intraoperatively must be emphasized to decrease the likelihood of air embolism.
  • For example, if the person has an air embolism in the arteries carrying blood to the brain, it may cause seizures.
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