Origin of decompression chamber

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for decompression chamber

decompression chamber


noun

a chamber in which the pressure of air can be varied slowly for returning people from abnormal pressures to atmospheric pressure without inducing decompression sickness
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Medicine definitions for decompression chamber

decompression chamber


n.

A compartment in which atmospheric pressure can be gradually raised or lowered, used especially in readjusting divers or underwater workers to normal atmospheric pressure or in treating decompression sickness.
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Science definitions for decompression chamber

decompression chamber

[ dē′kəm-prĕshən ]

A compartment in which atmospheric pressure can be gradually raised or lowered, used especially in readjusting divers or underwater workers to normal atmospheric pressure or in treating decompression sickness.
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