ebullism


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eb·ul·lism

(eb'yū-lizm),
Formation of water vapor bubbles in the tissues brought on by an extreme reduction in barometric pressure; occurs if the body is exposed to pressures above an altitude of about 19,000 m (about 63,000 ft), or if a diver rises rapidly from a great depth to the surface.
[L. ebullire, to boil out]
Air embolism at high altitude—> 20,000 meters—in which the total ambient pressure is 47 mm Hg

ebullism

(eb'yu-lizm) [L. ebullire, to boil over + -ism]
Formation of water vapor in body tissue, which occurs when the body is exposed to extreme reduction in barometric pressure.
See: bends; decompression illness

ebullism

The formation of water vapour bubbles in the blood as a result of an acute drop in atmospheric pressure or in the pressure to which a diver is exposed, as from too sudden a rise to the surface.