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Decompression sickness

Summary of Decompression sickness
Decompression sickness, or caisson disease, describes a condition arising from dissolved blood gases, particularly nitrogen, precipitating into bubbles on depressurization. It most commonly refers to problems arising from underwater diving decompression (i.e., during ascent), but may be experienced in other depressurization events such as working in a caisson. Treatment is with hyperbaric oxygen.

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