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Decompression Sickness MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Decompression Sickness
Tree Number(s)
C26.120.248
Unique ID
D003665
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003665
Scope Note
A condition occurring as a result of exposure to a rapid fall in ambient pressure. Gases, nitrogen in particular, come out of solution and form bubbles in body fluid and blood. These gas bubbles accumulate in joint spaces and the peripheral circulation impairing tissue oxygenation causing disorientation, severe pain, and potentially death.
Entry Term(s)
Bends
Caisson Disease
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Decompression Sickness Preferred
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