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decompression chamber

[dē·kəm′presh·ən ‚chām·bər]
(engineering)
A steel chamber fitted with auxiliary equipment to raise its air pressure to a value two to six times atmospheric pressure; used to relieve a diver who has decompressed too quickly in ascending.
Such a chamber in which conditions of high atmospheric pressure can be simulated for experimental purposes.

decompression chamber

A chamber used to induce a decrease in ambient pressure as would occur in ascending to altitude. This type of chamber is primarily used for training and experimental purposes. Also called altitude chamber, environmental chamber, and hypobaric chamber.
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