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Related to decompression illness: bends, decompression sickness, nitrogen narcosis, Henry's law, caisson sickness
Aeroembolism due to an excessively rapid ascent to the surface by a deep-sea diver. Synonym: bends; caisson disease; Synonym: diver's palsy See: aeroembolism
Affected patients should be transported to specialized treatment centers where recompression or hyperbaric chambers are available.
See also: illness