air block


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air block

Leakage of air from the respiratory passageways and its accumulation in connective tissues of the lungs, forming an obstruction to the normal flow of air.
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A case of bilateral pnenmothorax, associated with pneumomediastinum, atelectasis, pulmonary edema and subcutaneous emphysema, occurring during labor: Mediastinal air block.
The PureAir Oil-Free two-stage compressor features a completely integrated designed air block that incorporates the gear housing, airend and drive motor mounting.