decompression chamber


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de·com·pres·sion cham·ber

a chamber for exposing organisms to pressures below that of the atmosphere.
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decompression chamber

n.
A compartment in which atmospheric pressure can be gradually raised or lowered, used especially in readjusting divers or underwater workers to normal atmospheric pressure or in treating decompression sickness.
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After a number of curing sessions inside decompression chambers, even paralysed patients managed to walk again, said a police official, adding that none of the Dubai Police divers had the disease since the establishment of diving teams in 1975.
Major Esmail Hassan Mahmoud, head of the fitness section in the Transport and Rescue Department, said the decompression chamber was established two years ago and has helped treat amateur divers who fall after ill after not decompressing properly from deep ocean diving.
They were airlifted by helicopter to a decompression chamber in Plymouth, where they were due to be treated by specialist doctors.
Both men died after aroutine dive and as medical conditions are unlikely, experts are investigating the possibility of mechanical failure in the decompression chamber.
Later, a P-3 Orion provided overhead coverage and communication relay for the helo as it then flew from McCampbell to a civilian hospital in Panama City, Fla., where the victim was treated in a decompression chamber.
The monochromatic palette of cedar, dark Ashino stone, cool aluminium, and soft-textured cream paper instil a feeling of serenity, providing a decompression chamber between the prosaic grind of contemporary Japan and a window on the world of Edo.
Less engaging was LOT/EK's Inspiro-Tainers, 2001, yet another of the trendy New York architecture studio's ho-hum techno spins on the found, this time in the form of a shipping container turned constructivist video arcade/"decompression chamber." It's been nearly a week since I've seen that idea on a grad-school drawing board--but at least LOT/EK actually built it.
In hyperbaric oxygen therapy, patients sit in a decompression chamber and breathe high concentrations of oxygen at high pressure.
YOU reported on an incident where a diver was airlifted to a decompression chamber in Hull.
YOU reported on the incident where a diver was airlifted to a decompression chamber in Hull.
A 27-year old woman from Hungary was admitted on Tuesday to the special decompression chamber at the Famagusta hospital after being diagnosed with the bends.