air embolism

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air embolism:

see embolusembolus
, foreign matter circulating in and obstructing a blood vessel. It may be a portion of a clot that has separated from the wall of a vessel (see thrombosis), a bubble of gas or air (known as an air embolus), a globule of fat, a clump of bacterial matter, or a clump of
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air embolism

[¦er ′em·bə‚liz·əm]
(medicine)
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Zanetti, "Delayed-onset cerebral arterial gas embolism in a commercial airline mechanic," Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, vol.
As a result, unlike the recent recommendations to place patients with arterial gas embolism in the supine position, (3,5) the head down, laterally lying position was helpful in our case.
Recommendations for hyperbaric oxygen therapy of cerebral arterial gas embolism based on a mathematical model of bubble absorption.
Arterial gas embolism may occur as a complication of diving or certain medical procedures.