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[de- + compression]
1. The removal of pressure, as from gas in the intestinal tract. SEE: Wangensteen tube 2. The slow reduction or removal of pressure on deep-sea divers and caisson workers to prevent development of nitrogen bubbles in the tissue spaces.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Decompression." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750161/all/decompression.
Decompression. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750161/all/decompression. Accessed November 16, 2019.
Decompression. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750161/all/decompression
Decompression [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 16]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750161/all/decompression.
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