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AEROEMBOLISM [2 records]

Record 1 2008-06-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Vessels (Medicine)
  • Aircraft Piloting and Navigation
DEF

The presence of bubbles of gas in the circulation.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Vaisseaux (Médecine)
  • Pilotage et navigation aérienne
DEF

Présence de bulles gazeuses dans la circulation.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Redes vasculares (Medicina)
  • Pilotaje y navegación aérea
DEF

Formación de burbujas de nitrógeno en la sangre y cerebro debido a la disminución de la presión atmosférica, que puede ocurrir a los aviadores que vuelan a grandes alturas.

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Record 2 2008-05-29

English

Subject field(s)
  • Vessels (Medicine)
  • Underwater Diving (Sports)
DEF

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.

CONT

An air embolism, or gas embolism, is a medical condition caused by gas bubbles in the bloodstream (embolism in a medical context refers to any large moving mass or defect in the blood stream).

OBS

If large (>250cc[cubic centimetres])can kill an adult.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Vaisseaux (Médecine)
  • Plongée sous-marine (Sports)
DEF

Oblitération brutale d'un vaisseau par un embole gazeux véhiculé par la circulation [sanguine].

CONT

L'embolie gazeuse se constitue à partir de bulles de gaz qui prennent naissance in-situ dans les vaisseaux. La diminution brusque de la pression ambiante aboutit à un passage soudain des gaz de la forme dissoute à la forme gazeuse. Ex : le plongeur (accident de plongée sous-marine); symptomatologie immédiate ou à plus long terme.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Redes vasculares (Medicina)
  • Buceo (Deportes)
DEF

Obstrucción de los vasos [sanguíneos] por burbujas de gas acompañadas de una brusca descompresión del aire respirado, o que penetran a través de una herida de los vasos.

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