1. [ noun ] (medicine) 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
Synonyms: gas_embolism air_embolism
Related terms: embolism
2. [ noun ] (medicine) pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
Synonyms: air_embolism caisson_disease bends gas_embolism decompression_sickness
Related terms: illness
Similar spelling:   air_embolism