Medical Definition of Caisson sickness

1. Disease caused by rapid decompression. So named since it appeared in workers building tunnels or supports for bridges working in enclosed units under high atmospheric pressure to keep out surrounding water, called caissons. See: decompression sickness. (05 Mar 2000)



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caird
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cairn terrier
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cairngormstone
cairns
cairny
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caisson
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caisson sickness (current term)
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