Caisson disease

The bends or decompression sickness. Mostly seen in divers but may be seen in workers underground

Caisson disease

• A disease frequently induced by remaining for some time in an atmosphere of high pressure, as in caissons, diving bells, etc. It is characterized by neuralgic pains and paralytic symptoms. It is variously explained, most probably as due to congestion of internal organs with subsequent stasis of the blood.
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caisson disease

(ka´son) decompression sickness.
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Caisson disease

Cais'son dis·ease' (Medicine) A disease frequently induced by remaining for some time in an atmosphere of high pressure, as in caissons, diving bells, etc. It is characterized by neuralgic pains and paralytic symptoms. It is variously explained, most probably as due to congestion of internal organs with subsequent stasis o...
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caisson disease

See: decompression sickness ... Origin: Fr. Caisson (fr. Caisse, a chest) a water-tight box or cylinder containing air under high pressure used in sinking structural pilings underwater ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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caisson disease

Type: Term Pronunciation: kā′son Synonyms: decompression sickness
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