a steel vessel in which atmospheric pressure can be raised or lowered by air compressors, used to treat divers or pilots afflicted with aeroembolism and to provide high-oxygen environments for certain medical treatments and operations.
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Origin of hyperbaric chamber
First recorded in 1960–65
Words nearby hyperbaric chamber
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Medical definitions for hyperbaric chamber
A compartment capable of high-pressure oxygenation, used to treat decompression sickness and anaerobic infections.
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