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caisson disease

aeroembolism (def 2).
Origin of caisson disease
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The chief danger of caisson work is the "bends," or "caisson disease."

    American Adventures Julian Street
  • Mr. Howe could have said without being dogmatic that a man thus transported would die of what is known as caisson disease.

    Mars and its Mystery Edward Sylvester Morse
  • The griping pains that accompany the "caisson disease" are excruciating.

    Inventions of the Great War

    A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
  • If the decompression is not properly effected, the diver will suffer agonies and even death from the so-called "caisson disease."

    Inventions of the Great War

    A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
  • The decompression was complete and he suffered no symptoms of the "caisson disease."

    Inventions of the Great War

    A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
British Dictionary definitions for caisson disease

caisson disease

another name for decompression sickness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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caisson disease in Medicine

caisson disease cais·son disease (kā'sŏn', -sən)
See decompression sickness.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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