the presence in the tissues and blood of a gas, such as air or nitrogen bubbles, caused by an injection of air or, in the case of nitrogen, by an abrupt and substantial reduction in the ambient pressure See decompression sickness
Danger from air embolism is exceedingly doubtful, unless great quantities were forced into a large vein by artificial means.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
Its dangers—infection, air embolism, intravascular clotting, sudden death—are matters of record.
The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2 Various
air embolism n.
Bubbles of air in the heart or vascular system that create an obstruction and are usually the result of surgery or trauma.
- Air engine
noun an engine that uses the expansion of heated air to drive a piston a small engine that uses compressed air to drive a piston Historical Examples The air engine would in many respects possess advantages over the steam engine, if it could be worked economically. Great Facts Frederick C. Bakewell
- Air equivalent
a measure of the effectiveness of a material in absorbing nuclear radiation, expressed as the thickness of an air layer (at 0° C and 1 atmosphere) causing the same absorption.
- Air express
an express service for shipping small packages of goods by air: includes ground pickup at origin and delivery at destination. the goods shipped by this service. to send or transport by air express: Your package will be air-expressed and should reach its destination tomorrow. pertaining to, using, or sent by air express: Your air-express package […]
the price charged for transportation by airplane. Contemporary Examples The site also has information for planning mission trips to Venezuela, including the cost for airfare and bus rides. Did Aubrey Lee Price Kill Himself, Or Is He Just Hiding in Central America? Matthew DeLuca July 11, 2012 “He has the groups cover the airfare and […]