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English definition of “decompression sickness”

decompression sickness

noun [U] uk   (also the bends) us  
a serious medical condition caused by returning too quickly to the surface of the sea when diving with breathing equipmentDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of decompression sickness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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