- pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
- 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
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.