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de·com·pres·sion cham·ber

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

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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The saturation Divers are pressurised to the required depth in the deck decompression chamber (DDC) on board the Ship, till their bodies are saturated with specially prepared breathing gas.
BRADFORD Bulls skipper Robbie Paul will be back for the Tetley's Super League play-offs - thanks to a decompression chamber.
Claire Norman of the support group Multiple Sclerosis Cymru said: ``There is no evidence that decompression chambers are a treatment for MS but many people say it does help relieve their symptoms.
There are no decompression chambers there and no facilities for training there, " he said.
The carrier also places all of its cargo in decompression chambers before carriage to check for atmosphere-sensitive explosive devices and has undercover guards on its aircraft.
The High Court in London heard the hospital and police decompression chambers were closed on Sundays.
We revealed two weeks ago how 37 goats had been stuffed into decompression chambers to test submarine escape methods.
If you're going to spend all that money for a yacht plus full-time cruise directors, helicopters, pilots, decompression chambers for scuba diving, even recording studios should a musical impulse strike as you bob across the Pacific, well, you might as well go the extra mile and add an office on board to salve your conscience about being away.
The organization was successful in eliminating use of decompression chambers to euthanize animals at shelters.
The additional equipment will include additional saturation diving capabilities, upgraded support equipment, decompression chambers, jet pumps, water blasters and ancillary equipment.