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decompression

[dē·kəm′presh·ən]
(engineering)
Any procedure for the relief of pressure or compression.

decompression

The reduction of atmospheric pressure. Particularly, various techniques for preventing decompression sickness (also called caisson disease by gradual decompression. Decompression sickness is caused by the evolution of nitrogen bubbles in the body as a result of the effects of reduced atmospheric pressure. Normal symptoms of decompression sickness are the bends, chokes, and creeps; unconsciousness; and neurological symptoms. It can be potentially fatal if the original higher pressure is not restored. Fighter crews use pressure suits and pressure breathing to avoid the effects of decompression sickness. A sudden decrease in cabin pressure, which may be the result of either some component of the aircraft—such as doors, windows, or the cockpit canopy—giving way or a rupture taking place in the structure, is called explosive decompression. See also chokes and creeps.

decompression

The restoration of compressed data back to their original size. See data compression.
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In addition, surgical decompression appeared to offer no benefit over arthroscopy only.
During the study, multiple small-diameter drilling decompression combined with arthroscopic (Group A) was used to treat early stages of AVNFH patients with obvious joint effusion, and multiple small-diameter drilling decompression alone (Group B) was used to treat early stages of AVNFH patients with little or no joint effusion.
Pain Recovery Center of Tyler is writing in regard to the use of the DRX9000[TM] Spinal Decompression System available at our practice in Tyler, Texas.
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Decompression is favoured because of lower mor bidity and the fact that bony ingrowth occurs as the lesion shrinks in size, thus resulting in more normal bony contours after treatment is concluded.
In any case, the presence of partial melt, accompanied by isothermal decompression, appears to signal the flow of low viscosity (partially melted) rock toward lower pressures.
Decompression stops during diving ascents are mandatory for a reason
Decompression sickness can happen if a diver ascends too quickly from a dive.
The men charged the NHS for decompression treatments which never took place.
RAF Valley's Squadron 22 helicopter was sent to the scene and airlifted the teenager from the chartered dive boat to Murrayfield Hospital on the Wirral, where he was placed in a decompression chamber.
He was being flown to Hull Royal Infirmary to be placed in a decompression chamber when the helicopter from RAF Boulmer got into difficulties.