decompression chamber

What is decompression chamber?

decompression chamber meaning a hyperbaric steel enclosure used to treat victims of decompression sickness (the “bends”) in which the air pressure is first gradually increased and then gradually decreased. This shrinks the nitrogen bubbles and allows the nitrogen to safely diffuse out of the victim’s tissues

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A NOAA decompression chamber.

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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