caisson sickness

decompression s.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Caisson disease — Cais son dis*ease (Med.) A disease frequently induced by remaining for some time in an atmosphere of high pressure, as in caissons, diving bells, etc. It is characterized by neuralgic pains and paralytic symptoms. It is caused by the release of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caisson disease — ☆ caisson disease n. DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS …   English World dictionary

  • Caisson (engineering) — In geotechnical engineering, a caisson is a retaining, watertight structure used, for example, to work on the foundations of a bridge pier, for the construction of a concrete dam, or for the repair of ships. These are constructed such that the… …   Wikipedia

  • sickness — SYN: disease (1). acute African sleeping s. SYN: Rhodesian trypanosomiasis. aerial s. SYN: altitude s.. African sleeping s. Gambian trypanosomiasis, Rhodesian trypanosomiasis. air s. a form of motion s. caused by flying in an airplane. altitude s …   Medical dictionary

  • caisson — n. 1 a watertight chamber in which underwater construction work can be done. 2 a floating vessel used as a floodgate in docks. 3 an ammunition chest or wagon. Phrases and idioms: caisson disease = decompression sickness. Etymology: F (f. It.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • caisson disease — cais·son disease kā .sän , kās ən ; Brit often kə sün n DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS * * * see compressed air illness * * * decompression sickness …   Medical dictionary

  • caisson disease — noun pain resulting from rapid change in pressure • Syn: ↑decompression sickness, ↑aeroembolism, ↑air embolism, ↑gas embolism, ↑bends • Hypernyms: ↑illness, ↑unwellness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • caisson disease — noun Date: 1873 decompression sickness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Caisson's disease — gas bubble disease. Supersaturated gases (>125%) in water entering the the body fluids of fish causing bubbles, an embolism. Also called bends or decompression sickness …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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