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bends

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Syn: barotrauma. So named by those exposed to this occupational risk of working for long periods under increased atmospheric pressure because if the pressure is reduced too rapidly, gases,...

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blast

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The sudden and rapid increase in air pressure caused by an explosion. It is a frequent cause of barotrauma.

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compression illness

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

An illness that results from an increase in the pressure within gas-containing body spaces (see barotraumas, caisson disease).

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diving injuries

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The principal occupational injury risk for commercial divers is barotrauma. Recreational divers using compressed air tanks are also at risk of barotrauma. Other common injuries include...

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ear injuries

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Damage to either the outer, middle, or inner ear. In sport, if the outer ear is repeatedly damaged by blows there is a risk of bleeding and inflammation of the ear lobe, which can lead to a...

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hyperbaric injury

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Exposure to environments greatly exceeding normal atmospheric pressure, e.g., in deep sea diving or a hyperbaric chamber, can cause a variety of vascular injuries, including intraocular...

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