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Decompression Sickness

"Decompression Sickness" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A condition occurring as a result of exposure to a rapid fall in ambient pressure. Gases, nitrogen in particular, come out of solution and form bubbles in body fluid and blood. These gas bubbles accumulate in joint spaces and the peripheral circulation impairing tissue oxygenation causing disorientation, severe pain, and potentially death.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Decompression Sickness" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Decompression Sickness" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 13 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2000
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.