aeroembolism


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Related to aeroembolism: air embolism, caisson disease

aeroembolism

 [ār″o-em´bo-lizm]
obstruction of a blood vessel by air or gas.

aeroembolism

(âr′ō-ĕm′bə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Embolism that occurs as a result of the entrance of air bubbles into a blood vessel after surgical procedures or trauma.