hyperbaric chamber


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

hyperbaric chamber

[¦hī·pər¦bar·ik ′chām·bər]
(engineering)
A specially equipped pressure vessel used in medicine and physiological research to administer oxygen at elevated pressures.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The low-pressure fabric hyperbaric chambers (operating at <1.4 atmosphere absolute (ATA)) marketed for sports and alternative medicine have US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for acute mountain sickness only and are designed to be compressed only with air.
Vincent Hospital reportedly spent about $120,000 for its two hyperbaric chambers. Harrington Hospital spent about $200,000 to launch its wound care center at a Charlton site in June 2010, complete with two chambers.
By directly purchasing a hyperbaric chamber, the facility can treat a wider variety of patients because it is not constrained to treat only Medicare-approved conditions.
"And the most effective way of doing that is spending some time in a hyperbaric chamber, which is exactly what I'm doing now.
Several disease states have been shown to respond to either primary or adjunct HBO therapy, but professional athletes have increasingly used hyperbaric chambers to aid fitness recovery following injury.
The patient tube normally connected to a patient's pleural drainage catheter was, for suction readings, connected to a low-pressure capsule gauge, or for 'patient air leak' readings, to a hyperbaric chamber oxygen outlet.
Simulated descent with a portable hyperbaric chamber, now commonly used in remote locations, is also effective.
NEW ORLEANS -- Spending a few hours in a hyperbaric chamber before undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery markedly reduces post-operative neurocognitive dysfunction, according to the findings of a randomized double-blind trial.
Hyperbaric chamber use has previously been shown to promote healing of refractory leg ulcers and other wounds.
Maria, who broke a collarbone during tests at Mallory Park has this week been keeping Isle of Man-based Neil Hodgson company in the island's hyperbaric chamber as he battles to heal up broken ribs suffered when he crashed at the Le Mans MotoGP round last month.
(A "dive" is a term given to the period of time when the hyperbaric chamber is slowly pressurized with air.