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aeroemphysema

(âr′ō-ĕm′fĭ-sēmə, -zē-)
n.
  1. decompression sickness
  2. A form of chronic pulmonary emphysema resulting from rapid decompression, as may occur in an inadequately pressurized aircraft.
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