decompression chamber(redirected from decompression chambers)
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a chamber for exposing organisms to pressures below that of the atmosphere.
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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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