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caisson disease

noun as in compressed air sickness

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If the decompression is not properly effected, the diver will suffer agonies and even death from the so-called "Caisson Disease."

The decompression was complete and he suffered no symptoms of the "Caisson Disease."

See also the article Caisson Disease as regards the physiological effects of compressed air.

Mr. Howe could have said without being dogmatic that a man thus transported would die of what is known as Caisson disease.

The griping pains that accompany the "Caisson Disease" are excruciating.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to caisson disease, such as: aeroembolism, bends, divers' palsy, and divers' paralysis.

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